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John P. Utz Leadership 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).

The 2017 Oscars of Infectious Diseases

On May 18, 2017, the stars of the infectious disease community joined NFID to celebrate three outstanding leaders: Peter Piot, MD, PhD, Myron M. Levine, MD, and Thomas M. File, Jr. MD for their extraordinary contributions to public health…

Celebrating Infectious Disease Heroes: Thomas M. File, Jr., MD

Protecting public health requires new innovations such as developing life-saving vaccines as well as clearly-defined state and federal policies to help control the spread of disease. But public health also requires healthcare professionals and leaders dedicated to treating individual patients and sharing what they have learned through their experiences and research with the broader health community. In recognition of one such dedicated leader, NFID is proud to present the 2017 John P. Utz Leadership Award to Thomas M. File, Jr., MD.

The History of NFID (Part II)

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) was founded in 1973 and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. The history of NFID (Part II) was shared by Richard J. Duma, MD, PhD upon accepting the 2015 John P. Utz Leadership Award at the NFID Awards Gala on May 5, 2015 in Bethesda, MD.