Carlos Castillo-Salgado, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, has been named co-chair of the U.N. Population Division–WHO Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Mortality Assessment. The group's primary role is to advise and support efforts to assist WHO and U.N. member states to obtain accurate estimates of deaths attributable to the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic.
Gigi Gronvall, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, has been named the recipient of ABSA International's 2021 E.R. Griffin Lecture Series Award. This honor recognizes accomplishments that contribute to the awareness of biological and occupational safety.
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, has been named the recipient of the Bloomberg School's 2021 Shikani El-Hibri Prize. This award recognizes a basic science investigator for a major scientific contribution with significant potential for public health or clinical impact. Jacobs-Lorena's research interests are malaria, mosquitoes, transgenesis, plasmodium-mosquito interactions, and the peritrophic matrix. His recent paper "Clock genes and environmental cues coordinate Anopheles pheromone synthesis, swarming, and mating" published in Science can be found here.
Tener Goodwin Veenema, a contributing scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, has been named chair of the National Academy of Medicine Standing Committee for the CDC Center for Preparedness and Response, or SCPR. To facilitate the CDC center's mission to strengthen the nation's health security by protecting against public health threats, the SCPR will provide a forum for discussion of scientific, technical, and social issues relevant to public health emergency preparedness and response.
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