For immediate release: Monday, September 9, 2013
Boston, MA — Harvard School of Public Health announced today the recipients of its Centennial Medals and inaugural Next Generation Award, all of whom will be honored during events celebrating the school’s 100th anniversary on October 24.
Recipients of Centennial Medals are:
- President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
- Dr. Jim Yong Kim, MD ’91, PhD ’93, President, World Bank Group, and co-founder of Partners in Health
- Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, MPH ’65, LLD ’92, former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of the World Health Organization.
Recipient of the Next Generation Award is:
- Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation
The awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston.
The Harvard School of Public Health Centennial Medal, a one-time award specially developed to commemorate the School’s 100th Anniversary, honors a select number of individuals whose creative minds and effective leadership have had an enormous global impact, improving the health and well-being of millions of people around the world.
The inaugural Harvard School of Public Health Next Generation Award, established on the occasion of the School’s 100th Anniversary, honors an individual under the age of 40 whose leadership and commitment to health as a human right inspires all young people to make “health for all” a global priority.
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