Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement
Honoring Scientific and Public Health Achievement, Legislative Contributions, and Philanthropy
The Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement is presented annually by NFID to honor scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases and public health.
Selection criteria include:
- Excellence in clinical and/or research activities;
- Participation in the training of future leaders in the field; and
- Positive impact on global public health through domestic and/or international activities.
First presented in 1998, the Award is named for Maxwell Finland, MD, former member of the NFID Board of Directors, who died in 1989 at the age of 85. Dedicating his life to teaching, clinical research, and patient care, Dr. Finland pioneered work in the diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of bacterial infections; the evaluation of antimicrobials; and the demonstration of the evolving problem of antimicrobial resistance. He was a driving force in shaping infectious diseases training programs in the United States and in defining the discipline of infectious diseases as we know it today.
Dr. Finland was involved in training many of the infectious diseases physicians in the nation’s medical centers today. He served as the first President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and was a key figure in the establishment of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
2015 Samuel L. Katz, MD
2014 Richard L. Guerrant, MD
2013 Paul A. Offit, MD
2012 George L. Drusano MD
2011 R. Palmer Beasley, MD
2010 Richard P. Wenzel, MD
2009 Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
2008 Martin S. Hirsch, MD
2007 Herbert L. DuPont, MD
2006 Robert C. Moellering, Jr., MD
2005 John G. Bartlett, MD
2004 George H. McCracken, Jr., MD
2003 George W. Comstock, MD, DPH
2002 Jerome O. Klein, MD
2001 Robert Austrian, MD
2000 R. Gordon Douglas, Jr., MD
1999 Stanley Falkow, PhD
1998 Maurice R. Hilleman, PhD
1997 Joshua Lederberg, PhD
1996 The Honorable Paul G. Rogers
1995 The Honorable Dale Bumpers and Mrs. Betty F. Bumpers
1994 Elizabeth Hanford Dole
1993 Arthur Ashe, Jr.
1992 Mrs. Albert D. Lasker and Michael E. DeBakey, MD
1991 P. Roy Vagelos, MD
1989 Anthony S. Fauci, MD
1988 C. Everett Koop, MD