‎Nearly 150 Names Submitted for New Medial

Posted 2 April 2017

Thank you to everyone who proffered a suggestion for the first-ever Society-level medal named for a female leader in tropical medicine. The name of the new medal and its first honoree will be announced during the 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. The initiative was approved during the November Council meeting and announced by then-President Stephen Higgs, PhD, FRES, FASTMH, during the 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The new medal will be named a woman leader, living or deceased, who has been a leading international figure in tropical medicine. If the honoree is alive, she will be the first recipient of the award. Otherwise, nominations will be accepted for a first recipient.