Michael Decker (BS '68)

After nearly 20 years as full-time faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (working principally on vaccines clinical research), I took a position as Vice President, Scientific & Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer at Sanofi Pasteur USA (a large global vaccine company, where I spent 16 years before retiring at the end of 2016. Retiring--sort of. Haven't noticed much spare time yet, but I hope the initial surge of work for consulting clients will settle down to a modest level that leaves me entertained but with plenty of time to build my next airplane, whose parts have been sitting in my shop for a year now, as well as take care of the long list of honey-dos my wife has been saving up. Meanwhile, I continue as Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt. Apart from that, we have 4 kids scattered around the southeast that need visiting; football games to attend; and lots of travel that beckons.

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