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University of Washington School of Public Health

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Feb 5th 2019: Due to inclement weather this event has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna with a demonstrated record of distinguished service and achievement in any public health discipline or setting. These alumni have made humanitarian contributions and had significant impact, advancing the field through research or practice. They have also demonstrated exceptional resourcefulness, innovation, and/or creativity.

2019 Distinguished Alumnus: Michael Gale Jr.

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The UW School of Public Health is pleased to announce that Michael Gale Jr. (PhD, Pathobiology, '94) is our 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner. The annual award is the School's highest honor, recognizing distinguished service and achievement in public health.

Dr. Gale's innovative research has had a profound impact on global health, and he is highly sought after as a mentor. He is a professor in the UW Department of Immunology, founder and director of the UW Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease, and co-director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Disease. In addition, he holds adjunct appointments in microbiology and global health, and is a member of the Fred Hutch/UW Cancer Consortium.

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Dr. Gale will give his Distinguished Alumni Award Lecture, "Controlling Viral Infection: From Hepatitis C to Zika," at 7:30 pm Feb. 5, in UW's Kane Hall, Room 220.

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