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Dean Barry R. Bloom Receives Leadership Award from UN Association of Greater Boston

For immediate release: May 7, 2007 

Boston, MA - Dean Barry R. Bloom (l) received a Leadership Award from the United Nations Association of Greater Boston on April 27. The ceremony took place at the Association's Fourth Annual Consuls Ball at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA. The ball is a gala that pays tribute to Boston’s Consular Corps – the diplomatic representatives of more than 50 countries in Boston. The event supported global education in local schools.

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In making the award, the Association cited Dean Bloom "for his outstanding efforts in fighting infectious diseases worldwide and promoting and implementing international public health initiatives."

Dean Bloom is a leader in international health and former consultant to the White House. He continues to pursue an active interest in bench science as the principal investigator of a laboratory researching the immune response to tuberculosis, a disease that claims more than two million people each year. He has been extensively involved with the World Health Organization (WHO) for more than 30 years. He is a member of the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research and has chaired the WHO Committees on Leprosy Research and Tuberculosis Research, and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. For a biography, see here.

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) serves as a resource for the citizens of the Greater Boston area on a broad agenda of critical global issues — including peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian relief, economic development, and education — that are addressed by the United Nations and its agencies. For more information, visit here .

For more information, contact:

Christina Roache

croache@hsph.harvard.edu 

617-432-6052

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Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to advancing the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication. More than 300 faculty members are engaged in teaching and training the 900-plus student body in a broad spectrum of disciplines crucial to the health and well being of individuals and populations around the world. Programs and projects range from the molecular biology of AIDS vaccines to the epidemiology of cancer; from risk analysis to violence prevention; from maternal and children's health to quality of care measurement; from health care management to international health and human rights. For more information on the school visit: www.hsph.harvard.edu