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Improving the Health of Humankind

The NFID Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award honors individuals whose outstanding humanitarian efforts and achievements have contributed significantly to improving the health of humankind. Selection criteria include the following factors: Legislative or administrative contributions Humanitarian service and/or Public education activities “Over the past 40 years there was hardly any public health policy and arena that Dr. Adetokunbo O. Lucas…

A Man of Few Words

Every awardee of the NFID Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement has a story to tell–from their early beginnings to career advancement and accomplishments to colleagues and mentors to thank. One story that they all tell is what winning this prestigious award means to them. For the 2013 Maxwell Finland Award winner, Dr. Paul A. Offit, “It is a thrill…

He’s Got What it Takes!

In selecting the winner of the 2013 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement from the many qualified nominees, the NFID nominating committee considered three primary factors: Excellence in clinical and/or research activities Participation in the training of future leaders in the field Positive impact on the health of humankind. Dr. Paul A. Offit is a perfect fill in all three…

Get Your Kids the HPV Vaccine Now to Prevent Cancer Later

About 20 million people in the US, most in their teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV, or human papillomavirus. Not only does HPV cause almost all cervical cancers in women, it also responsible for other types of cancer. HPV causes mouth/throat cancer, as well as anal cancer in both women and men. HPV can cause cancers of the vulva and…

Can You Guess What These Five Distinguished Scientists Have in Common?

Take a look at the list of people below. Can you guess what these five distinguished scientists have in common (besides all being in the field of medicine)? John G. Bartlett, MD Anthony S. Fauci, MD Maurice R. Hilleman, PhD C. Everett Koop, MD Stanley A. Plotkin, MD They are all recipients of the NFID Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific…

What Do These Five Individuals Have in Common?

What do these five individuals have in common? 1. Jimmy Carter 2. Bill Clinton 3. Dr. Paul Farmer 4. Bill Gates 5. Colin Powell At first glance, it may appear as not much, but in addition to being esteemed leaders in their fields, they are all previous recipients of the NFID Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award. The award was…