To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Interim President Michael Bernstein with Sharon Nachman, MD
Stony Brook University Interim President Michael Bernstein sits down with Dr. Sharon Nachman to discuss the impact of the new New York State vaccine law on Long Island’s school districts, as well as vaccines and immunizations and if vaccines are truly safe; what children and their families should know and how can they prepare, and what are the complications that can occur if children are not vaccinated.
Dr. Nachman is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Associate Dean for Research, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. She is recognized as an international leader in the area of pediatric infectious diseases and the treatment of children with HIV, TB, and preventable infectious diseases such as flu and measles.
Dr. Nachman has been the principal investigator of more than 30 clinical trials of promising medicines for patients treated at Stony Brook University Hospital. These include international trials in areas such as new vaccines, Lyme disease, and AIDS. Dr. Nachman also directs the Maternal Child HIV/AIDS Program.