Bailey K. Ashford Medal


The Bailey K. Ashford Medal is awarded for distinguished work in tropical medicine to worker in his or her early or mid-career. Bailey K. Ashford was born on September 18, 1873 in Washington D.C., and was son of Dr. Francis Ashford, Dean of the Georgetown School of Medicine. He received his MD from Georgetown and entered the Army Medical Corps in 1897. After the Spanish American War he was sent to Puerto Rico, in command of medical department troops.

In 1899, at age 26, he recognized that hookworms caused the anemia prevalent among the rural populations and in 1904 he founded the Puerto Rico Anemia Commission to combat the disease. Except for assignments in Washington and France in WWI, he was destined to spend almost his professional career in Puerto Rico, where he died in 1934. He was instrumental in founding the School of Tropical Medicine in Puerto Rico which later transformed into the School of Medicine.

The first Bailey K. Ashford medal was awarded in 1941 to Lloyd E. Rozeboom with support from Eli Lilly and Company. Initially the medal was to go only to workers under the age of 35, but over time the specific upper age limit was gradually increased, and eventually dropped. The medal is awarded every year, and more than one award may be given.

2013

Rick M. Fairhurst
NIAID

Simon I. Hay
Univeristy of Oxford

Kristy Murray
National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine

2012
John Crump
University of Otago, New Zealand

Beth Kirkpatrick
University of Vermont

2011
Louise Ivers
Partners In Health/Brigham and Women's Hospital

Chandy John
University of Minnesota

Joseph Vinetz
University of California San Diego

2010
Carolina Barillas-Mury
Eric Houpt

2009
Jesus Valenzuela

2008
Kevin Kain

2007
Michael Cappello

2006
Jeremy Farrar
Thomas Wynn

2005
J. Kevin Baird
Frank Richards
Mary Wilson

2004
Amy Klion
Xinzhuan Su

2003
Peter Hotez

2002
Edward Pearch
Christopher Plowe

2001
Barbara Mann
David Sacks
Phillip Scott

2000
W. Ripley Ballou
Thomas Nutman
Terrie Taylor

1999
Barbara Herwaldt
Jose Ribeiro

1998
Donald Harn
Ayoade Oduola

1997
James Kazura

1996
Stephanie James

1995
Thomas Wellems
Dyann Wirth

1994
Jonathan Ravdin

1993
Nancy Saravia
Kamini Mendis
Richard Locksley
Wilbur Milhous

1992
Stephen Hoffman
Charles Hoke, Jr.
Diane McMahon-Pratt

1991
Peter Weller
Richard Yanagihara

1990
Donald Burke

1989
Daniel Colley
Eric Otteson
Alan Sher

1986
George Hillyer

1983
Adel Mahmoud

1980
Myron Schultz

1977
James Hardy

1974
Robert Shope
Kenneth Warren

1971
Karl Johnson

1968
Leon Rosen

1965
Franklin Neva

1961
Eli Chernin

1959
Geoffrey Jeffery

1957
Paul Weinstein

1954
Joseph Greenberg

1952
Leo Jachowski, Jr.

1949
Robert Huebner

1947
Jose Oliver-Gonzalez

1945
James Watt

1943
Norman Topping

1941
Lloyd Rozeboom