Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Stanford University
Ann Arvin, M.D. is the Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine and serves as the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Stanford University.
Dr. Arvin is a graduate of Brown University (A.B., magna cum laude), earned an M.A. degree in philosophy at Brandeis and received her M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. She completed her pediatrics residency at the University of California-San Francisco and subspecialty training in infectious diseases at UCSF and Stanford. Her principal research interests are the human herpesviruses and childhood viral diseases and vaccines. Her basic laboratory research focuses on varicella zoster virus (VZV), a herpesvirus that causes chicken pox and herpes zoster (shingles). She has done extensive basic work on the molecular mechanisms of VZV pathogenesis and how the host immune system controls VZV infections, and did early studies of varicella-zoster virus vaccine that is now licensed for the prevention of chickenpox and zoster. Her clinical research uses new laboratory methods to better understand the developing immune system in infants and young children and how maturation of the immune system affects responses to viral infections and vaccines.
Dr. Arvin was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in 2003. She has received the E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics, the John Enders Award in Medical Virology, the Albion Walter Hewlett Award, Stanford University School of Medicine and other awards. In recognition of her contributions to basic and clinical research, she has been named a fellow of the American Pediatric Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Association of American Physicians.
Dr. Arvin has served on many national committees, including the FDA Vaccines and Related Biologics Products Advisory Committee, Howard Hughes Research Training Fellowships Review Committee, Council of the American Society of Virology, Basic Science Advisory Committee for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Executive Committee, NIH Collaborative Antiviral Study Group, the Thrasher Foundation Advisory Board and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (advisory to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services) and was chair of the WHO Committee on Research Related to Measles and Measles Vaccine. She was appointed to the Board on Life Sciences, National Academies of Science/National Research Council, 2004 and to the Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 2007.
Dr. Arvin served as Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Pediatrics and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford from 1984-2006. She was Associate Dean of Research at Stanford from 2001-2006.