Caroline Breese Hall
|Born||April 2, 1939|
|Died||December 10, 2012(aged 73)|
|Spouse||William J. Hall|
|Alma mater||University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Institutions||University of Rochester Medical Center|
Caroline Breese Hall (April 2, 1939 – December 10, 2012) was an American pediatrician who was a pediatrics professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center and studied pediatric diseases caused by respiratory syncytial virus and human herpesvirus 6.
Early life and education
Caroline Breese Hall, a native of Brighton, Monroe County, New York, was born on April 2, 1939. Her father, Burtis Burr Breese, was a pediatrician who was a professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society described him as "a pioneer in office-based clinical research and the development of the office throat culture for streptococci". After obtaining a BA in chemistry at Wellesley College, she studied at her father's employer, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she obtained a medical degree in 1964.
After obtaining her degrees, Hall moved to Yale University, where she completed a few fellowships and a residency. In 1971, Hall became part of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) faculty, before becoming Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine there in 1986.
An author of hundreds of scholarly articles, Hall specialized in studying pediatric diseases caused by respiratory syncytial virus and human herpesvirus 6, and Women In Academia Report described her as an expert in the area. The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society described Hall as a "major contributor to the discipline of pediatric infectious diseases, as teacher, mentor, researcher, and counselor". In 1978, Hall and her father wrote a book called Beta Hemolytic Streptococcal Diseases. Hall was one of the inaugural editorial board members of the academic journal Contemporary Pediatrics, remaining there until her death. Hall was the fifth president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Hall served on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and was the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Infectious Diseases.
In 1979, Hall became a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Hall was the Infectious Diseases Society of America's 1993 John F. Enders Lecturer. In 1995, Hall became the first winner of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Foundation's Distinguished Service Award. Hall won the Pan American Society of Virology's 1997 Ed Nowakowski Senior Memorial Clinical Virology Award. In 2002, Hall was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Hall won the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Infectious Diseases Award for Lifetime Contribution in Infectious Diseases Education. Hall won the 2008 Robert M. Chanock Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Personal life, death, and legacy
- Breese, Burtis B.; Hall, Caroline Breese (1978). Beta Hemolytic Streptococcal Diseases. Houghton Mifflin Professional Publishers, Medical Division. ISBN 978-0-89289-400-0.
- "In memoriam" (PDF). Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 43: 286. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2023.
- Weinberg, Geoffrey A. (March 2016). "A Celebration of the Life and Work of Caroline Breese Hall, MD". Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 5 (1): e1–e4. doi:10.1093/jpids/piu118. ISSN 2048-7193. PMC 7107472. PMID 26908498.
- Breese, Burtis (August 15, 2014). "Burdock Burr Breese, Jr". UR Research. University of Rochester. Retrieved April 25, 2023.
- "Pioneer in Infectious Disease Research Leaves World-Wide Legacy" (Press release). University of Rochester Medical Center. December 12, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2023.
- "In Memoriam: Caroline Breese Hall, 1939–2012". Women in Academia. January 9, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2023.
- McMillan, Julia A. (January 2013). "Caroline Breese Hall". Contemporary Pediatrics. 30 (1): 45. Retrieved April 23, 2023 – via Gale Academic OneFile.
- "John F. Enders Lecture". Infectious Diseases Society of America. Retrieved April 24, 2023.
- "Distinguished Service Award". PIDS Foundation. Retrieved April 23, 2023.
- "Past Award Recipients". Pan American Society for Clinical Virology. Retrieved April 24, 2023.
- "Member". National Academy of Medicine. Retrieved April 23, 2023.
- "SOID Award for Lifetime Contribution in Infectious Diseases Education". American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved April 24, 2023.