HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- An Orange County native is once again being honored by TIME Magazine.
Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett has been named one of TIME's 2021 Heroes of the Year.
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Corbett was featured on the following Tweet from TIME Magazine in reference to vaccine researchers being named Time's Heroes of the Year for giving the world a weapon against COVID-19.
Corbett is an immunologist at the National Institutes of Health. She was instrumental in developing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
In February, TIME Magazine listed her on its 100 Next List.