Photo: Fernando P. Polack, MD
Fernando P. Polack, MD
Year elected: 2011
Current membership category: Active
FundaciĆ³n INFANT
Gavilan 94
Buenos Aires 1406
Argentina
Phone: +541146328189

Biographical statement

Dr. Polack's research interests focus on understanding the mechanisms of illness of viral respiratory diseases affecting children and the determinants of protection in vaccines against these agents. Using a variety of animal models and field studies, the laboratory translates observations about this problems from bench to bedside, including the mechanisms associated with breast milk-mediated protection against respiratory syncytial virus and influenza, the characteristics of protective antibody against these viruses, and the environmental, immune and viral determinants of severe bronchiolitis and influenza in underserved populations, children and groups at high risk for severe disease. Many of the studies conducted in the laboratories at Vanderbilt and Buenos Aires, and field sites in South America, explore novel solutions to longstanding pediatric problems, and attempt to identify public health interventions derived from translational research studies to decrease severity of bronchiolitis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pediatric asthma.

Institutional affiliations

Christopher S. Williams, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.

Specialties

Pediatrics