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

ir or member of panels that dealt with health policy issues such as improving HIV/AIDS prevention to policies and regulations that shape the development of new medical technology. Dr. Fineberg also served as a member of the Public Health Council of Massachusetts (1976-1979), as chairman of the Health Care Technology Study Section of the National Center for Health Services Research (1982-1985), and as president of the Association of Schools of Public Health (1995-1996). He helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and recently chaired the World Health Organization's committee to review the functioning of the International Health Regulations and performance during the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009.

Dr. Fineberg co-authored the books Clinical Decision Analysis, Innovators in Physician Education, and The Swine Flu Affair. He co-edited books on such topics as AIDS prevention, vaccine safety, and understanding risk in society and authored numerous scientific papers. Among the honorary degrees and awards he has received are the Stephen Smith Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health from the New York Academy of Medicine. He earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Harvard.


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