Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to three very deserving global health leaders Sunday night.
Consortium of Universities for Global Health Lifetime Achievement Award: Haile Debas
Haile Debas of Univ of California-San Francisco. A native of Eritrea, Debas is recognized internationally for his contributions to academic medicine and is widely consulted on global health issues. Through his leadership and vision, Debas has driven the conceptualization and creationof UCSF Global Health Sciences, the Univ of California Global Health Institute and the CUGH.
He has held numerous leadership positions throughout his distinguished academic career, including Chancellor and Dean of the Univ of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and chair of the Dept of Surgery.
GHEC Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard Deckelbaum
Richard Deckelbaum is President of the Global Health Education Consortium and Director of the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University. Early in his career he was a physician in Zambia, and helped establish the first children’s hospital in the West Bank of Jordan. He now directs the Columbia side of the Medical School for International Health.
CSIH Lifetime Achievement Award: Kay Wotton
Kay Wotton is community health specialist with the University of British Columbia and community health educator with Frontier Health Care in NWFP Pakistan and Healthy Child Uganda. Wotton was not in attendance Sunday evening because she is on assignment in Uganda.