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Highest prize in public health awarded to Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg
Date:5/18/2011

romotion of human rights, and the training of several generations of public health scholars and practitioners."

Dr. Fineberg will accept the Calderone Prize at the Mailman School gala on October 18, 2011 at the Pierre in New York City. He will give a major address the following day at Columbia's Mailman School. He is the tenth winner of the Calderone Prize, which has been awarded every two to three years since 1992. The $15,000 prize is named for the late Dr. Frank A. Calderone, who was a leading figure in the New York City Department of Health and a pioneering officer of the World Health Organization.

"I am truly honored and humbled by this award and for the extraordinary recognition," said Dr. Fineberg. "It is a privilege to join the distinguished group of past recipients. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many able colleagues over the years and to continue our collective efforts to help advance the public's health."

Past Calderone Prize winners include C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, former Surgeon General of the United States; William Foege, MD, MPH, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Susan Baker, MPH, a pioneering researcher in injury prevention at Johns Hopkins University.

This year's prizewinner, Harvey V. Fineberg, was Provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001, following 13 years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. His research has focused on policy development and implementation, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations.

As IOM's president, Dr. Fineberg oversees the efforts of nine boards and 15 standing forums and roundtables engaged in providing objective, expert advice on the nation's most pressing questions about health and health care. Prior to his election, he contributed to IOM's work as cha
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Contact: Stephanie Berger
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Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
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