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Health Leader of the Year Award

Click here to view  Dr. Fauci's acceptant speech.

Background


The COA Health Leader of the Year Award was established in 1987 to recognize individuals who have made notable contributions to the health of the Nation.  Contributions can be in research, administration, service delivery, or some other area of public health.

This award recognizes those who achieved prominence in public health.  Persons who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in making notable contributions to the health of the Nation may be nominated for this award.  Contributions can be in research, administration, service delivery or some other area of public health.

In general, persons considered will include those who have been in public health practice for more than 15 years.  Membership in COA is not a requirement for nomination; however, consideration will be given to the nominee’s knowledge and support of the USPHS Commissioned Corps.

Nominations

Submit nominations online here. Nominations close on January 31, 2023.

Previous Recipients

YEAR AWARDEE
2020 CAPT Gene Migliaccio, USPHS (Ret.)
2019 RADM Anne Schuchat, USPHS (Ret.)
2018 RADM Steven K. Galson, USPHS (Ret)
2017 RADM CLARA H. Cobb (Ret.)
2016 CAPT Robert J. Tosatto, USPHS, Director, Medical Reserve Corps Program
2015 RADM Boris Lushniak, USPHS, Deputy Surgeon General
2014 Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2013 RADM Thomas McGinnis, USPHS, Defense Health Agency
2012 RADM William Foege, USPHS (Ret.)
2011 The Honorable Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senate
2010 The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senate
2009 RADM Susan Blumenthal, USPHS (Ret.)
2008 RADM Charles Grim, USPHS, Director, IHS
2007 RADM Helene Gayle, USPHS, (Ret.) President and CEO of CARE USA
2006 Richard H. Carmona, 17th U.S. Surgeon General
2005 VADM James A. Zimble, (Ret.), 30th Surgeon General, US Navy
2004
Julie L. Gerderding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2003 Kenneth Moritsugu, Deputy Suregon General
2002 Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, HHS
2001 The Honorable John Warner and Tim Hutchinson, US Senate 
2000 CAPT Brian Flynn
1999 RADM Barry Johnson, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
1998 The Honorable Bill Frist, US Senate
1997 Unknown
1996 Francis S. Collins, Director, National Center for Human Genome Research
1995 Unknown
1994 John Lewin
1993 Ada Sue Hinshaw, NINR, NIH
1992 VADM Antonia Novello, USPHS, 14th US Surgeon General
1991 William Roper, Director, CDC
1990 Samuel Broder, NCI, NIH
1989 James O, Mason 9th Assistant Secretary of Health
1988 Anthony Fauci, NIAID, NIH
1987 C. Everett Koop, 13th US Surgeon General

 

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