Pardis Sabeti, associate professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and Mosoka Fallah, MPH ’12, were among the Ebola fighters — doctors, nurses, caregivers, scientists, and directors — named Time’s 2014 “Person of the Year.”
Sabeti, who also is a senior associate member at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and an associate professor at the Center for Systems Biology in Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, was named to the list of “The Scientists” for her leadership in the effort to sequence the Ebola genome and track its mutations.
In the award article, online December 10, 2014, Time’s Nancy Gibbs writes, “The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving, the Ebola fighters are Time’s 2014 Person of the Year.”
Read Time article: The Ebola fighters
Read more about Sabeti: Cracking Ebola’s genetic code (HSPH News)
Read more about Fallah: Combating Ebola by gaining trust (HSPH News)
Read a preview from The Ebola Response, a special report in the upcoming issue of Harvard Public Health
Ebola in the news (HSPH News)