James E. Crowe, Jr., MD
Spotlight on James E. Crowe, Jr., MD
"Worldwide, RSV is the leading cause of viral deaths, killing an estimated several hundred thousand children each year," according to Dr. Crowe.
More than 100,000 children in this country are hospitalized and about 500 die. Just about all deaths in the United States are in children who were born prematurely or with birth defects.
Dr. Crowe began studying RSV with a Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award in 1998. He is currently probing how the virus replicates and spreads. This could lead to novel drugs and ultimately a vaccine to prevent RSV infection.