Navigation Links
American Public Health Champion Receives 2010 Stockholm Water Prize
Date:3/22/2010

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and John Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, has been named the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Dr. Colwell's pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases has helped protect the health and lives of millions.

For full press release, translations, photos, audio and video material, visit: http://www.siwi.org/SWP2010

Dr. Colwell, 76, is widely recognized as one of this century's most influential voices in science, technology, and policy associated with water and health. She has made exceptional contributions to control the spread of cholera, a waterborne pathogen that infects 3 to 5 million people and leads to an estimated 120,000 deaths each year. Through her groundbreaking research, innovations and decades of scientific leadership, she has defined our current understanding of the ecology of infectious diseases and developed the use of advanced technologies to halt their spread. Her work has established the basis for environmental and infectious disease risk assessment used around the world.

"Dr. Rita Colwell's numerous seminal contributions towards solving the world's water and water-related public health problems, particularly her work to prevent the spread of cholera, is of utmost global importance", noted the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee in its citation.

Dr. Colwell has shown that certain bacteria, including the causative agent for cholera, can be present in natural environments in a dormant stage that could revert to an infectious state under the proper conditions. As a result of her work, scientists are now able to link changes in the natural environment to the spread of disease. Dr. Colwell was the first scientist to research the impacts of climate change on the spread of infectious diseases. She has also developed models to track and predict disease outbreaks, using remote sensing technology and satellite models.

Dr. Colwell has held many high-level positions in the USA and internationally, and has greatly influenced the development of science in her own discipline, and broader. She has worked extensively throughout South Asia, Latin America and Africa.

H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will formally present Dr. Colwell with the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize on September 9 during the 2010 World Water Week in Stockholm. The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award presented annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute. The Stockholm Water Prize Laureate receives USD 150,000 and a crystal sculpture specially designed by Orrefors.

    For more information, contact:

    Britt-Louise Andersson, SIWI
    +46-8-522-139-72
    britt-louise.andersson@siwi.org

    Lovisa Selander, SIWI,
    +46-8-522-139-86
    lovisa.selander@siwi.org

SOURCE Stockholm International Water Institute

Back to top
'/>"/>
SOURCE Stockholm International Water Institute
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler and Eli Lilly and Company Will Send 44 Kids to American Diabetes Association Camps Through the Touchdowns for Diabetes Campaign
2. Americans United for Life Defends Arizonas Informed Consent Law
3. Chinese-American and Korean-American women at highest risk for diabetes in pregnancy
4. American Wholesalers Underwriting Ltd Adds Environmental Protection to Wholesalers Insurance Program, WIP(R)
5. American Red Cross and Other U.S. Blood Centers Send Blood to Haiti
6. Company Dedicated to Protecting American Homes Reaches Out To Haitians Who Have Lost Theirs
7. American Heart Month Recognized Feb. 1-28, 2010
8. Life Line Screening Supports the American Heart Association's 'Go Red for Women' Event in Denver, Colorado
9. NVHR: Administrations 2011 Budget Proposal Shortchanges Five Million Americans Afflicted with Chronic Viral Hepatitis
10. Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC
11. American Association of Poison Control Centers: Treat Poinsettias and Mistletoe with Respect Rather Than Fear This Holiday Season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Bio-Logic Aqua® ... for forty years and a trainer for Ageless Grace ( http://www.agelessgrace.com ) to ... Show on May 16, 2016. , Formerly a Northwestern University Literature Professor, Kinst ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Forest Lake, Minnesota (PRWEB) , ... May 24, ... ... his 13th mission trip to the Dominican Republic on September 21, 2016. Dr. ... Biology from Northwestern, serves with ChiroMission, a not-for-profit organization promoting health and wellness ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Clarion ... and safety labels , has been featured in the National Electrical Manufacturers ... eiXtra e-newsletter provides electroindustry professionals with manufacturer, regulatory, and standardization news. The publication ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Researchers from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) presented ... complications from percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The data, presented at the annual meeting ... a 40% reduction in risk-adjusted bleeding event rates over a two-year period across ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Applications such as ... are widely used for cell and protein analysis. Keeping updated on practical considerations ... efficiency in these areas. , LabRoots introduces a new complementary interactive virtual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/20/2016)... May 20, 2016 The Biotech ... believe that the industry is not far from recovering. ... ActiveWallSt.com featured the following four equities: Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... ATHX ), Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... INFI ). Sign up for your free trading alerts ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... 19,2016 Cellvizio Highlighted in ... Week Meeting and 91 st Congress of ... Kea Technologies (Euronext: MKEA, OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of ... announced that its Cellvizio platform is being highlighted ... during the month of May. The first meeting ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... , May 19, 2016 , The ... bstract # 8006)   The conclusions ... of the treated patients with 90% of the m ... months or more . Seventy two percent of the patients had ... announces the positive results from a Phase I study of plitidepsin in combination ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: