2019 CUGH Conference    I    March 8 - 10, 2019   I   Satellite Sessions  March 7, 2019   |   Hilton  Chicago Hotel    I   Chicago, IL​​



"CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award" will be presented immediately before (Plenary Session), and the "CUGH Hall Sewankambo Mid-Career Global Health Award" will be presented after (Plenary Session). 

        CUGH Distinguished Leadership in Global Health Award (Tie)                                 

Recognized (day), (date), (time), (location)
-Immediately following (Plenary Session title)

Ken Bridbord, MD, MPH

Senior Scientist Emeritus, Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, U.S. 

Dr. Bridbord received an M.D. from the University of Chicago (1969), and completed an internship in pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital, New York University, followed by an MPH from Harvard (1971). For the past 35 years he has been with the Fogarty International Center (FIC).  As Director of FIC’s extramural programs, he transformed extramural 
programs from a small number of fellowships and research grants around the world to an extensive portfolio with exclusive focus on low and middle-income countries, with unique research training modalities for scientists from developing countries to address global health threats, especially HIV/AIDS.  Prior to coming to NIH, Dr. Bridbord worked at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the EPA he had a crucial role in efforts to identify health risks from lead and draft the initial Federal health-based regulation to remove lead from gasoline. For this work he received a Silver Medal from EPA in 1975. In 2000, he received the AAAS Award for International Scientific Cooperation for his tireless work to establish programs for combating HIV/AIDS. In 2007, Dr. Bridbord received the NIH World AIDS Day Award for his efforts to develop a cadre of international research scientists and clinicians trained to fight against the AIDS pandemic. In 2009, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, and in 2012, Dr. Bridbord was honored by the U.S. Senate acknowledging 42 years of service to the U.S. Government. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Bridbord served as Acting Deputy Director for the FIC, and before his recent retirement he was Acting Director, Division of International Relations for the FIC.

        CUGH Distinguished Leadership in Global Health Award (Tie)                                 

Recognized (day), (date), (time), (location)
-Immediately following (Plenary Session title)

King Holmes, MD, PhD

Professor, Departments of Global Health and Medicine
 Adjunct Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Epidemiology
Director of Research and Faculty Development, Department of Global Health
University of Washington, U.S. 

During the past fifty years (since 1968) of global health research and training, Dr. Holmes has collaborated with over 170 trainees and mentees, of whom several serve as CUGH leaders. His more than 800 publications (with about 200 left to write) include Muir et al – “Global Health Partnerships: Are They Working?” in Science Translational Medicine, 
(2016), in collaboration with CUGH and CSIS. He established the Department of Global Health (DGH) within the University of Washington (UW) Schools of Medicine and Public Health, where he served as the Founding William H. Foege Chair of Global Health from 2006 – 2014. The DGH has grown to include 421 faculty with more than 745 projects in 134 countries. He was Vice‐Chair of the UW Department of Medicine (1984‐89). He also served as PI and Co‐PI for the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research; likewise for the UW/UCSF International Training and Education Center for Health (I‐TECH), with US Government‐funded programs and offices in numerous countries. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the National Academy of Medicine. His previous awards include the 2013 Canada Gairdner Foundation Global Health Award, and the 2013 Infectious Diseases Society of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

        CUGH Hall-Sewankambo Mid-Career Global Health Award (Tie)                           

Recognized (day), (date), (time), (location)
-Immediately following (Plenary Session title)

Ibrahim Audu Salisu, MBBs, MSc, MHE, MPA, MDS, MA

Public Health Officer and Sub-National Health Sector Coordinator
World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria 

Dr. Ibrahim is an award-winning public health physician who currently works as public health officer and sub-national health sector coordinator in World Health Organizations (WHO) Nigeria. Previously, he worked in various capacities for programmes funded by DFID(UK), CIDA, USAID, OFDA and Norwegian government to rebuild and strengthen health systems in conflict-affected states.

He supports government agencies and coordinates partners to provide essential lifesaving healthcare to millions of people- IDPs, People Living with HIV/AIDs (PLHIV), survivors of SGBV and orphans and vulnerable children. He also leads health system recovery and development, and coordinates health sector efforts to prevent and manage outbreak of epidemic-prone diseases in complex humanitarian emergency settings.

Dr. Ibrahim has led several health system reform initiatives that resulted in the establishment of primary health care management agency, establishment of basket (pooled) fund for routine immunization, maternal health, HIV/AIDs and Tuberculosis, and improved human resources (for health) policies and practices, among others, in resources-limited settings. Dr. Ibrahim also supported rehabilitation and re-equipping of over 100 primary care facilities in northeast Nigeria, an intervention that contributed to improved access to healthcare and survival amongst IDPs and PLHIV, and decline in maternal and infant mortality rates.

He received several awards for outstanding performance and was designated Public Health and Development Champion in Nigeria. He was recognized by UK and US governments, and granted President Obama’s Mandela Washington Young African Leaders Award in 2016.