Paul Offit honored by American Academy of Pediatrics

24 Oct

Paul Offit has been honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics for Outstanding Service.

Here is the press release:

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will present Paul Offit, MD, FAAP, with the President’s Certificate for Outstanding Service at the National Conference and Exhibition of the AAP. The award recognizes an individual’s outstanding service and long-term, personal dedication to the mission of the AAP and to the health, safety and well-being of children. Dr. Offit is a pediatrician, chief of infectious diseases and the director of the vaccine education center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The AAP is honoring Dr. Offit in recognition of his ongoing commitment to promote immunization.

Dr. Offit is a co-inventor of a vaccine against rotavirus. He is also the author of the book, Autism’s False Prophets.

Hat tip to “I Speak of Dreams

6 Responses to “Paul Offit honored by American Academy of Pediatrics”

  1. K at 05:15 #

    So what. He’s done nothing to expand services for autistic people or provide them one scintilla of opportunity to make it in the world or be free from abuse from peers, institutions and society. Now, if he can get the AAP to stop putting out all the BS that scares people about autism, then he has accomplished something. If he gets the AAP membership to start to look at autistic kids as full human beings, he has done something. Until then, I reserve judgment on what he has done to help autistics, if that is even important to him.

    • Sullivan at 05:57 #

      “He’s done nothing to expand services for autistic people or provide them one scintilla of opportunity to make it in the world or be free from abuse from peers, institutions and society. ”

      Tough crowd. He invents a vaccine that is saving lives around the world, he fights against the application of untested, experimental treatments on autistics and he gets a “so what”.

      Two observations. First neither you nor I know all of what Dr. Offit does. Second, and more importantly, do you expect people outside of the autism community to be impressed with and respect the achievements of autistic advocates? If so, why shouldn’t members of the autism communities appreciate the achievements of people in other communities?

  2. Kwombles at 15:09 #

    Congrats to Dr. Offit!

  3. mark at 23:40 #

    you really need to pack you bags and shut this one man band down, you are a laughing stock even in your own audience.
    stick to slinging muck hero worship is not working .

  4. David N. Brown at 00:21 #

    Anyone who would be offended by a simple report about Offit’s accomplishments is not likely to be a reader here. And if anyone is a laughingstock, it is Dan Olmsted.

  5. Sullivan at 07:27 #


    You appear to be someone who gets information from the Age of Autism blog, the home of mudslinging in autism blogging.

    As to the “one man band” comment. You did notice that the AAP gave Dr. Offit the award, right? Not me. Unless you think I am the entirety of the AAP, your comment makes zero sense.

    I realize that I am “supposed” to follow what groups like the Age of Autism bloggers say about Dr. Offit. But, let’s see. He invented a vaccine that saves lives, right? Rotavirus infections are way down in the U.S.. It looks like intisusception is lower in those vaccinated with his vaccine as well, if the information from the last ACIP meeting is correct. He takes on the people who have tried to take over the autism community with false epidemics of vaccine-induced autism.

    Tell me, where did I go wrong?

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