National Foundation for Infectious Diseases announces 2016 award winners

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has selected the winners of the organization's 2016 awards in humanitarian work, scientific achievement and leadership, highlighted below.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award
Robert E. Black, MD, was chosen as the recipient of this award to recognize his contributions as a public health scientist to improving the health of children in the developing world. Dr. Black is a professor and the director of the Institute for International Programs at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement
Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD, a distinguished virologist and professor of medicine and neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was chosen to receive NFID's award for scientific achievement. The award recognizes Dr. Griffin's major scientific contributions to the fields of measles and alphaviruses, as well as her devotion to mentoring of the next generation of infectious disease investigators and her leadership in the global infectious diseases community.

John P. Utz Leadership Award
Larry K. Pickering, MD, was selected to receive this award to recognize the outstanding leadership skills he has demonstrated as a past senior advisor to the director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and as a past executive secretary of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

All three awards will be presented at the 2016 NFID Annual Awards Dinner next spring.



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