The University of Maryland School of Medicine has appointed Myron M. Levine, M.D., as associate dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases. This appointment will become effective in January 2015, after Levine transitions from his current role as director of the Center for Vaccine Development, which he co-founded and has led for 40 years. Levine is one of the fathers of the discipline now known as vaccinology, which brought together several components under one umbrella. The earliest NIH-supported formal training programs in the field of vaccinology were established by Levine at the UM School of Medicine. Levine is the Bessie & Simon Grollman Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine. He is past president of the American Epidemiological Society and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.