Renowned international public health scientist and medical statistician Hans Rosling will be awarded the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at Winthrop House on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are pleased to present the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award to Dr. Hans Rosling for his outstanding work in analyzing global health care disparities and promoting humane medical equity,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “His superb example as an international physician, master statistician, teacher, and advocate for the improvement of international health care is inspirational.”

Rosling will speak about his global health disparities work to 200 undergraduate students and faculty at a dinner given in his honor by the masters of Winthrop House. He will present the Pickard Lecture for the Harvard Statistics Department, the co-sponsor of his visit, on Oct. 25 at noon in Payne Hall.

Last year’s recipient of the inaugural Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award was pop star Lionel Richie.

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