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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award

Changes and Challenges in the Healthcare Profession

In celebration of inspirational public health heroes, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is honoring three outstanding individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to public health. Support the NFID mission and help honor the 2021 awardees …

What Infectious Disease Threats Keep You Up At Night?

Among the 2019 World Health Organization top 10 threats to global health, six are related to infectious diseases: vaccine hesitancy, antimicrobial resistance, another influenza pandemic, Ebola and other high-threat pathogens, dengue, and HIV. We asked the 2019 NFID awardees to tell us what keeps them up at night and to share their thoughts on the greatest threats and opportunities in infectious diseases…

The 2018 Oscars of Infectious Diseases: An Evening to Remember

Along with celebrating 45 years of success in providing education to both the public and healthcare professionals, NFID honored three public health heroes who have made significant and lasting contributions: Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD; Kathryn M. Edwards, MD; and Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS).

Celebrating Infectious Disease Heroes: Peter Piot, MD, PhD

Through a combination of scientific excellence, policy strategy, strong communication, and global activism, Peter Piot, MD, PhD has played pivotal roles in two defining global infectious disease epidemics of our time – AIDS and Ebola and is one of the most influential global public health leaders.

The 2016 Oscars of Infectious Diseases

The infectious disease community recently celebrated three heroes at the 2016 NFID Awards Dinner, also known as the ‘Oscars’ of Infectious Diseases. Past awardee Anthony S. Fauci, MD, presented Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD with the 2016 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, Robert E. Black, MD, MPH was presented the 2016 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award by Mathuram Santosham, MD, MPH, and Larry K. Pickering, MD received the 2016 John P. Utz Leadership Award from NFID President-Elect Walter A. Orenstein, MD.

The Oscars of Infectious Diseases

Last week, the stars came out to celebrate and honor three outstanding leaders at the “Oscars of Infectious Diseases” also known as the 2015 NFID Awards Dinner. Samuel L. Katz, MD was presented with the 2015 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, F. Marc LaForce, MD with the 2015 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award, and Richard J. Duma, MD, PhD with the 2015 John P. Utz Leadership Award.

Bringing the Best of Modern Medicine to Those Who Need it Most

NFID is proud to honor David A. Walton, MD, MPH as the recipient of the 2014 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award in recognition of his profound capacity to effectively connect global health research, training, and service to improve the lives of the poor and suffering in Haiti. Dr. Walton has been addressing medical needs in Haiti since shortly after…