Donald Mackay Medal

"The Donald Mackay Medal is presented for outstanding work in tropical health, especially relating to improvements in the health of rural or urban workers in the tropics. Preference is given to medically qualified individuals."

Members of this Award Committee cannot nominate anyone for a medal, cannot add a supporting letter or be nominated for a medal. Not being eligible to receive a medal also extends to all sitting members of the Council/Executive Committee. The Society encourages members to look beyond elected leadership in nominating deserving candidates. Former elected leaders are eligible.

In a long-standing partnership with the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Donald Mackay Medal - awarded in odd years by ASTMH and in even years by RSTMH - for outstanding work in tropical health, especially relating to improvements in the health of rural or urban workers in the tropics. Preference is given to suitable medically qualified individuals. Dr. Donald MacKay, who was deputy Director of the Ross Institute at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, died in 1981 after many years of outstanding work in tropical occupational health, especially on the tea plantations of South Asia. He was an outstanding physician, brilliant teacher, and a man of the greatest integrity and commitment.

The regulations for the award of the Donald Mackay Medal have been agreed by the Trustees of the Mackay Memorial Fund and the Councils of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The medal is awarded annually with the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene selecting awardees in even-numbered years and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene selecting recipients in odd-numbered years. The Donald MacKay Medal was first awarded in 1990 to Ralph M. Henderson.

2016
Moses Bockarie
EDCTP

2015
G. Dennis Shanks
Army Malaria Institute, Australia

2014
Alimuddin Zumla

2013
Myron M. Levine
Univeristy of Maryland School of Medicine


Gary J. Weil
Washington University School of Medicine

2012
Tewolde Gebremeskel

2011
David Sack
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

R. Bradley Sack
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2010
Tran Tin Hein

2009
Jane Cardosa

2008
Anthony D.M. Bryceson

2007
David Molyneux

2006
Paul Fine

2005
David Heymann

2004
Alan Fenwick

2003
Eric Ottesen

2001
Joseph Cook

2000
J.L. Tulloch

1999
Franklin Neva

1998
Eldryd Parry

1997
Hernando Groot

1996
Ahmed El Hassan

1995
Alfred Buck

1994
Jill Seaman

1993
Warren and Gretchen Berggren

1992
Bernard Koucher

1991
Brian Greenwood

1990
Ralph Henderson