The Accordia Global Health Foundation unveiled a new award today in honor of its co-founder, Dr. Merle Sande, an infectious disease specialist who also helped create the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa in 2001 to combat the HIV epidemic in Uganda and elsewhere.
The Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award will go to “an emerging African leader who has contributed to the field of infectious disease and embodies Dr. Sande’s passion, intellectual drive, and spirit,” according to an announcement from Accordia. “The successful candidate will be a young leader with remarkable personal accomplishments in teaching, research and/or clinical science.”
Here’s more info from Accorida and a link to the application form:
Nominations and applications will be accepted through January 31, 2010, and the award will be announced in February 2010. The awardee will be invited to lead two (2) days of rounds, lectures, and a keynote address at the Infectious Diseases Institute of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda in April 2010.
To be considered, a completed application must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00pm Eastern Time on 31 January 2010