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HSPH’s Bloom named recipient of national award

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Barry R. Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, will receive the 2009 Prix Galien USA Pro Bono Humanum award at a ceremony on Sept. 30 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City for “bringing the best of modern biological and economic science to the poorest corners of the globe.” The ceremony will be emceed by broadcast journalist Charlie Rose.

The Prix Galien USA recognizes the technical, scientific, and clinical research skills necessary to develop innovative medicines. The award committee comprises 11 individuals, including seven Nobel Laureates.

Prior to the event, there will be a roundtable discussion about improving human health through innovative science and clinical research featuring Prix Galien USA candidates and Pro Bono Humanum winners.

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