Scott B Halstead, M.D. is an independent consultant and Adjunct Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. From 2010 he serves as Senior Advisor, Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea. From 3002-2010 he was Director, Supportive R&D, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative.
After obtaining an MD he did hospital training in Internal Medicine and from 1957-68 served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at the Department of Virus and Rickettsial Diseases, 406th Medical General Laboratory, Sagami Ono, Japan, the Department of Virus Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the Virology Department, SEATO Medical Research Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand and the Yale Arbovirus Research Unit, New Haven, Connecticut.
From 1968-1983, he was Professor and Chair, Department of Tropical Medicine and Medical Microbiology, John Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa. From 1983-1995, at the Rockefeller Foundation, he served successively as Associate, Deputy and Acting Director of the Health Sciences Division. From 1995-1999, he was Scientific Director, Infectious Diseases Program, U.S. Navy, Bethesda, Maryland and Senior Scientist, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Halstead is a world leader in research on dengue and other arthropod-borne viral infections. He has published over 400 scientific papers and book chapters on many areas of vaccine research and in international health development. In 1990, while with the Rockefeller Foundation, he co-founded the Children’s Vaccine Initiative. Dr. Halstead graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1951 and from Columbia University with a M.D. in 1955.
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Connecticut Medical Examining Board accepts the credit courses that are accredited by ACCME and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
CME Credits Required : 50.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 0.00
A minimum of 50 contact hours of qualifying continuing medical education every 2 years commencing on the first date of license renewal;1 contact hour means a minimum of 50 minutes of the continuing education activity once every 6 years.1 CME hour in each of the following topics:
(A) Infectious diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus,
(B) risk management,
(C) sexual assault,
(D) domestic violence,
(E) cultural competency,
(F) behavioral health.
Beginning January 1, 2020, such behavioral health CME must include at least 2 contact hours on diagnosing and treating (i) cognitive conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments, and geriatric depression, or (ii) mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, those common to veterans and family members of veterans such as post-traumatic stress, risk of suicide, depression, and grief. OCC/MOC not accepted as a substitute. The commissioner may grant a waiver for not more than 10 contact hours of CME for physicians who:
(1) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board,
(2) engage in activities related to the physician’s service as a member of a medical healing panel, or
(3) assist the state Department of Public Health with its duties to board and commissions (described in Ch. 368a. Sec. 10a-14).