Remembering Dr. Julius Youngner

Dr. Julius Youngner, a core member of the team that developed the Salk polio vaccine in 1955, died on April 27 at his home in Pittsburgh. He was 96. 












Dr. Youngner was an iconic figure at the University of Pittsburgh and internationally renowned for his work on the first successful polio vaccine. He also served as Chairman of our Department for more than 20 years (1966-1989), and was a beloved teacher, mentor and friend to us all.

The New York Times Obituary can be read in full here.

The obituary that appeared in the Post-Gazette can be read here.

Sunday Today featured Dr. Youngner during their Life Well Lived segment. (Please note that a short ad may appear prior to the video clip.)