Jonas Salk
#900 Overall Influence

Jonas Salk

Inventor of polio vaccine

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Jonas Edward Salk was an American virologist and medical researcher who developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. He was born in New York City and attended the City College of New York and New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. He began an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1939. Two years later, he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he spent several years studying flu viruses with his mentor, Thomas Francis Jr.

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City College of New York
City College of New York

Senior college of the City University of New York in New York City

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University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh

State-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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New York University
New York University

Private research university in New York City

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#17 World Rank #3 USA Rank
Medical
#165 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Biology