Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) presents annual awards to outstanding individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to global public health through scientific achievement, philanthropy, or legislation.
Nominations for the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement and Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award are now being accepted until May 1, 2014. Individuals or groups may submit nominations. All nominations must be submitted online at nfid.org/awards.
The Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement is named for Maxwell Finland, MD, a distinguished scholar and scientist who pioneered work in epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance and helped define the discipline of infectious diseases as we know it today. The award, first presented in 1988, recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases and public health. Selection criteria include: Excellence in clinical and/or research activities; Participation in the training of future leaders in the field; and Positive impact on global public health.
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award is named for Former President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the first recipients of the award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding humanitarian contributions to improving the health of humankind. Priority is given to contributions in the area of infectious diseases. Selection criteria include: Humanitarian service; Public education activities; and/or Legislative or administrative contributions.
Awards will be presented at a black-tie gala in the spring of 2015 in the Washington, DC area.
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1973 dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.