We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s global health leadership awards. Thank you to all who applied for these awards which honor exceptional individuals who are making consequential impacts on global health outcomes around the world. Much thanks to CUGH’s Nominations & Awards Committee chaired by Dr. Tom Quinn for their efforts.

CUGH’s 2024 Distinguished Leadership Awardees are:

  • Dr. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde (President, African Forum for Research and Education in Health, Uganda)
  • Dr. Abebe Bekele Zerihun (Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda)

CUGH’s Dr. Thomas Hall-Dr. Nelson Sewankambo Mid-Career Leadership Awardees are:

  • Dr. Pratap Kumar Jena (Associate Professor, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India)
  • Dr. Catherine Machalaba (Lead Scientist, EcoHealth Alliance, USA)

CUGH’s Dr. Wasserheit Young Leader Award goes to:

  • Dylan Bush (Brown University-Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence, USA)

The Dr. Anvar and Pari Velji Student Leader in Global Health Awardee is:

  • Gouri Bollepalli (Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA)

The Dr. Anvar and Pari Velji Faculty Leader in Global Health Innovation Awardees are:

  • Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury (Florida International University, Miami, USA)
  • Dr. Quentin Eichbaum (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA)

The Dr. Anvar and Pari Velji Young African Leader Awardee is:

  • Dr. Ronald Olum (Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda)

The Dr. Anvar and Pari Velji Planetary Health / One Health Innovation Awardee is:

  • Dr. Susan Michaels-Strasser (Columbia University, New York, USA)

The James G. Hakim Global Health Award goes to:

  • Dr. Alex Mremi (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Tanzania)

The Dr. Alfred Mteta Award goes to:

  • Dr. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde (President, African Forum for Research and Education in Health, Uganda)

The CUGH-Pulitzer Center Global Health Video Competition Awards go to:

  • Rafat Solaiman and Dr. Marc Tompkins (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
    • “Democratizing Surgical Education Through Augmented Reality”
  • FAO with the technical support of the IDEA Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, ReAct One Health Action Team, and Kalichi Pictures
    • “Reducing the Need for Antimicrobials by Improving Animal Husbandry Practices: FAO’s Farmer Field School in Zambia”

Honorable Mentions for the CUGH-Pulitzer Center Global Health Video Competition are:

  • Dr. Brodus Franklin, Dr. Adam Gibson, Taylor Napier-Earle, Peter Mandawala, Dr. Jacob Todd, and Dr. Michael Mizwa (Baylor College of Medicine)
    • “Unlocking a Brighter Future for Kids Infected with HIV”
  • Dr. Anthony So (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA), Dr. Reshma Ramachandran (Yale University, New Haven, USA), and Chris Murdock (Vizband Studios, Texas, USA)
    • “Breaking the Chain: A Roadmap to Antibiotic Innovation”
  • Sahar Mahmoudian (lead editor), Ayesha Khan (editor and videographer), Rhea Gosain, Chloe Panganiban, Izabel Della Siepe, and Hong Ru Chen (University of Toronto)
    • “Redefining Home: A crisis of belonging for people seeking refuge”

The Global Health Now-CUGH Untold Stories in Global Health Awardees are:

  • Dylan Bush (Brown University-Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence, USA)
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel Domínguez Hernández (Partners in Health, Mexico)

Honorable Mentions of the Global Health Now-CUGH Untold Stories in Global Health are:

  • John Raphael (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Kyra Guy (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Precious Ukaegbu (PHI, Washington, DC, USA)
  • Amanda Martin (Rotary Peace Fellow, USA)
  • Dr. Nsisong Asanga (Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health, Uyo, Nigeria)
  • Salma Almidani (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England)

The Lancet’s Annual Global Health Student Posters Competition Winners for 2024 are:

  • Siyuan Wang (Duke University, Durham, USA)
    • “Sexual Orientation, Intimate Relationship Status, and HPV Vaccine Uptake among Chinese College students: A Gender Difference”
  • Evanka Annyapu (Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA)
    • “Factors associated with caregivers’ willingness for their children to receive routine annual COVID-19 vaccination while attending postnatal clinics in Kawempe, Uganda”
  • Samyukthaa Saiprakash (Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, USA)
    • “Associations of Toxic Metal Biomarkers with Neurocognitive Performance and Thyroid Hormone in Bangladeshi Adolescents”
  • Ahmed Haji Said (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)
    • “Implementation and evaluation of a digital health intervention to reduce gaps in routine childhood vaccinations in rural Tanzania”
  • Sanchayana Raghuvir (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA)
    • “The Common Rule and Refugee Health Research: A Mixed-Method Ethical Appraisal and Recommendations for Improvement”
  • Arielle Wenokur (Wayne State University, Detroit, USA)
    • “Assessing Knowledge of Global Healthcare Systems in Medical Education”
  • Ana Krause (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
    • “The Economics and Inequities of Open Access Publishing”
  • Hayley Petit (Rush Medical College, Chicago, USA)
    • “Evaluating the Influence of Food Insecurity on Diabetes Management in Villa Verde, a Rural Community in the Dominican Republic”