Thomas Francis Jr. Medal Ceremony and Keynote

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Ross Business School Auditorium

Every three to five years, the University of Michigan bestows the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health on an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of global public health. This award, which is named for and honors Thomas Francis Jr., who taught Jonas Salk the methodology of vaccine development that lead to the polio vaccine and the largest ever cliniical trials at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is the most prestigious award given by the University.

The 2016 award will be given on April 6 to Sir Fazle Abed, founder of Bangladesh Rehabilitation and Assistance Committee (BRAC), an international development organization based in Bangladesh and the largest non-governmental development organization in the world. Presentation of the award will be followed a keynote address presented by Sir Abed.

Read more about Sir Fazle Abed and about the ceremony here.

View the Lecture flyer here.