Global health experts honored

global health experts Keith Klugman (left) and Reynaldo Martorell (right)

Two Rollins faculty members received honors for improving global health.

The Royal Society of South Africa will present Keith Klugman with the 2011 John F. W. Herschel Medal, the nation’s top science award, in Cape Town this fall. The Herschel Medal recognizes Klugman for his contributions to science in South Africa and his groundbreaking work to prevent pneumonia in young South African children, especially those with HIV, through vaccination.

A physician and microbiologist, Klugman is a South Africa native and former director of the South African Institute for Medical Research. He now serves as the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health at Rollins.

This spring, the Carlos Slim Health Institute of Mexico presented Reynaldo Martorell with the 2011 Carlos Slim Award for lifetime research achievement. He was among 153 nominees from 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Martorell, a native of Honduras, is widely known for his studies on the effects of childhood nutrition on adult health, particularly in Guatemala. He is the former chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health and continues to serve as the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of International Nutrition.

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