Harold Margolis Obituary, Death – Dr. Harold Margolis enjoyed a stellar reputation as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on infectious diseases. His breadth of knowledge was unparalleled. He was a pioneer in the field of dengue vaccine research and was a leader in the investigation of dengue vaccines. As a result of hearing the news of his passing, IVI is suffering from a profound sense of loss. We would like to offer his family and friends our most sincere condolences, and we share the same sense of loss that they do over his passing.
Dr. Margolis was the person in charge of the Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative (PDVI) at the International Vaccine Institute from the time it was established in 2004 until it was shut down in 2010. Dr. Margolis spent the majority of his time at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working in the field of viral hepatitis prior to coming to work for IVI. Dr. Margolis was employed by the CDC for a total of 17 years before coming to work for IVI. Following his departure from his position at IVI, he went on to become the chief of the Dengue Branch at the CDC, a position he held until the year 2015 (when he eventually retired).
“His time at IVI as PDVI Director was marked by many great contributions to dengue epidemiology, vaccinology, vaccine introduction, diagnostics, field trials, and national policy,” said his former colleague at PDVI, Dr. Richard Mahoney. “His time at IVI was marked by many great contributions to dengue epidemiology, vaccinology, vaccine introduction, diagnostics, field trials, and national policy.” His contributions covered a wide range of topics, including dengue epidemiology, vaccinology, the introduction of vaccines, diagnostics, field trials, and national policy. During his time at IVI, he was responsible for making a number of important contributions to the fields of vaccinology, the introduction of vaccines, diagnostics, field trials, and national policy. “I will never forget how grateful I am that I was given the opportunity to work alongside him for a stretch of time. It will be something that stays with me forever. I was able to get my hands on a significant amount of fresh knowledge. Many of the beneficial effects were noticed in different parts of the world.”
The following was said about Dr. Margolis by Dr. John Clemens, the first Director General of the IVI. He said, “Through case detection, diagnosis, and analysis, Dr. Margolis led us to a better understanding of infectious diseases.” Dr. Margolis made significant contributions to the fields of vaccine research and development, which he helped to advance through his instrumental role in the advancement of vaccine research and development. Many people will remember Dr. Margolis with fondness and convey their condolences on hearing of his passing when they do so.