Be a Part of Celebrating Dr. Hilleman's Legacy.

As we enter our year long celebration of Dr. Hilleman's life, there are many ways that you can join in the celebration. If you're an MSU faculty member, go to the "Celebrate on August 30th in Your Classroom" tab to request your celebration kit which includes cookies- delivered to your classroom, a short video, an abstract, and optional FAQs about Undergraduate research at MSU. In just five minutes of class time faculty can begin to inspire many more Maurice Hillemans!


Whether you are a student, staff, faculty, or a community member please join us at one of the inspiring events revealing more about Dr. Hilleman's legacy listed below or join the Spokane Rotary club and Ourselves in requesting a Google Doodle to celebrate Dr. Hilleman's 100th Birthday.


Additionally, in recognition of Dr. Hilleman's immense contribution to research, we are featuring the Year Of Undergraduate Research (YOUR) and MSU's Hilleman Scholars Program. Both of these programs encourage the thinkers and leaders of tomorrow to emerge from today's investments. We encourage you to explore both of these programs to learn about the commitment within Montana State University to help shape a better tommrow for the communitys we serve. 

Help Us Create a Google Doodle!     

Build off of the momentum that the Spokane Roatry club has already created by emailing along with us. Somehow Dr. Hilleman, the father of modern vaccines, has never been honored with a doodle of his own. Feel free to use the script provided below or to craft your own influential story about the importance of Maurice Hilleman. We appreciate any support you can give!

 "To Whom It May Concern, 

I respectfully nominate Maurice Hilleman for a GoogleDoodle on his 100th birthday: August 30, 2019. 

His work is estimated to save 8 million lives each and every year — especially those of children — and yet almost no one knows his name. 

Maurice Ralph Hilleman (August 30, 1919–April 11, 2005) was an American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines. Of the 14 vaccines routinely recommended in current vaccine schedules, he developed eight: those for measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae bacteria.[1] He also played a role in the discovery of the cold-producing adenoviruses, the hepatitis viruses, and the cancer-causing virus SV40.

He is credited with saving more lives than any other medical scientist of the 20th century. 

It would be such a great affirmation of his contributions to humanity to feature him on a GoogleDoodle on his 100th birthday. 


Documentary about him: 

Thank you for your consideration."



Come celebrate Dr. Hilleman with us during one of these events!


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