Chris Beyrer, a professor in Epidemiology and director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, will serve as a co-chair for the newly established International AIDS Society–Lancet Commission on Health and Human Rights. The group's formation was announced recently in a Comment in The Lancet focused on why global access to COVID-19 vaccines is a human rights issue. Other Epidemiology faculty serving as commissioners are Lorraine Dean and Stefan Baral, both associate professors; Len Rubenstein, a professor of the practice; and Sandra Mon, a senior research program coordinator.
Carlos Castillo-Salgado, a professor in Epidemiology, has been appointed to the WHO/UN Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Mortality Assessment. It will advise the WHO and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in helping countries obtain accurate estimates of direct and indirect deaths attributable to the pandemic.
Stephanie Hicks, an assistant professor in Biostatistics, has been selected for the 2021 COPSS Leadership Academy. This award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies is targeted to outstanding early career statisticians who show evidence and potential for leadership and is designed to provide a platform for them to share their vision for the field.
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