The two recipients of the 2013 CUGH Global Health Distinguished Leadership Awards were Dr. Gerald T. Keusch, Boston University and Dr. Elizabeth Molyneux, University of Malawi.

Dr. Gerald T. Keusch

Dr. Keusch is a professor of international health at Boston University School of Public Health. He is also special assistant to the president of Boston Univesity and senior advisor to the Center for Global Health and Development, based at BUSPH.  Prior to this appointment at BU, Dr. Keusch served as Director of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health and Associate Director for International Research in the office of the NIH Director. A graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Medical School, he is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He has been involved in clinical medicine, teaching and research for his entire career, most recently as Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Senior Attending Physician and Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, at the New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. His research has ranged from the molecular pathogenesis of tropical infectious diseases to field research in nutrition, immunology, host susceptibility, and the treatment of tropical infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS. He was a Faculty Associate at Harvard Institute for International Development in the Health Office. Dr. Keusch is the author of over 300 original publications, reviews and book chapters, and he is the editor of 8 scientific books. He is the recipient of the Squibb, Finland and Bristol awards for research excellence of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and has delivered numerous named lectures on topics of science and global health at leading institutions around the world. He is presently involved in international health research and policy with the NIH, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization. 

Dr. Elizabeth Molyneux

Dr. Molyneux, a pediatrician at the University of Malawi’s Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre. She was the Head of the Pediatric Department at the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine from 2001-2008. Dr. Molyneux’s efforts have led to sustained improvements in the care for the children of Malawi, while at the same time providing exceptional educational experiences for university students who wish to pursue global health careers. She developed revolutionary advances including those in the care of children with Burkitt’s lymphoma and the development of the Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) Course that has become the standard throughout the developing world. She has trained a generation of medical professionals at the University Of Malawi School of Medicine. She was the recipient of the 2009 William Rutherford International Award and an OBE in 2007.