The recipient of the 2014 CUGH Global Health Distinguished Leadership Award was Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine. 

Dr. Harvey Fineberg

Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, is president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Following completion of his second term at the IOM at the end of June 2014, he will hold the Presidential Chair on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco for academic year 2014–2015. Dr. Fineberg served as Provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001, following thirteen years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health care, public health, and decision-making at the individual level and for policy. His past research has included health policy development and implementation, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations. 

Dr. Fineberg helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and has been a consultant to the World Health Organization. He chairs the boards of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and is chair-elect of the China Medical Board. He also serves on the boards of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and the François-Xavier Bagnoud U.S. Foundation, as well as in a number of advisory capacities, including the National Advisory Committee for the Peterson Institute on Health and the Foresight Committee of the Veolia Environment Institute. 

Dr. Fineberg is the recipient of a number of honorary degrees and awards, including the Henry G. Friesen International Prize for Research awarded by the Friends of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research