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A Celebration of the Life and Work of Caroline Breese Hall, M.D.

Dr. Caroline HallDr. Caroline Hall’s contributions and her devotion to science, clinical care, and teaching helped improve the lives of children, trainees, and colleagues world-wide.

She was known for her work studying viral diseases in children. Her research focused on virology, especially respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human herpes viruses 6 and 7, and vaccines, which resulted in more than 500 published articles.

"Dr. Hall has long been an international luminary of Pediatric Infectious Disease, a steadfast presence at URMC Pediatrics Grand Rounds, and a fount of information and consultation," said Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and pediatrician-in chief of Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC. "Her research and publications will undoubtedly continue to inform clinical practice long into the future."

Read more about Dr. Hall.

A Festschrift in Her Honor

Stanley Plotkin, M.D.On April 25, 2014, a festschrift was held at the University of Rochester Medical Center to honor Dr. Hall.

Highlights from the Event

View each speaker's presentation.

Featured Speaker: Stanley Plotkin, M.D., Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Executive Advisor to Sanofi Pasteur, Scientific Advisory Board Member, CHAVI

Speakers at Festschrift for Caroline Breese Hall

Speakers: (Back row) John Treanor, M.D., Peter Szilagyi, M.D, Larry Anderson, M.D., Edward Walsh, M.D., R. Gordon Douglas Jr., M.D., Larry Nazarian, M.D., Thomas Evans, M.D. (Front row) Tasnee Chonmaitree, M.D, Mary Caserta, M.D, Allison Kempe, M.D., M.P.H., Anne  Francis, M.D., F.A.A.P (Missing) John T. McBride, M.D.

Donate to the Caroline Breese Hall, M.D. Endowment

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Caroline Breese Hall, M.D. Endowment for  Infectious Diseases.  This endowment will allow Dr. Hall’s name live on in perpetuity and provide a research award to a promising fellow or junior faculty member working in an area of infectious diseases significant for pediatrics. 

We invite you to join us in continuing Dr. Hall's legacy by donating online to the Caroline Breese Hall, M.D. Endowment.

If you have questions about the endowment, please contact Jodi Revill, Senior Director of Advancement at (585) 276-4978 or