Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, was featured in a Nov 18 article in the Hollywood Reporter for her role in leading a round table discussion during the Research in Action Awards which will be held on Thursday. The event is designed to honor those who have worked to help end infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis and now COVID-19. Sharon Stone and Dr. Anthony Fauci are among the honorees this year.
The star studded event will also feature Dr. Trip Gulick, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
A major global health organization that has been improving public health in countries around the world for over 15 years, ICAP works to transform the health of populations through innovation, science, and global collaboration. Based at Columbia University in New York City, where it is part of the Mailman School of Public Health, ICAP has projects in more than 30 countries, working side-by-side with ministries of health and local partners to confront some of the world’s toughest health challenges. Through meaningful research, tailored technical assistance, effective training and education programs, and rigorous surveillance to measure and evaluate the impact of public health interventions, ICAP aims to realize a global vision of healthy people, empowered communities, and thriving societies. Online at icap.columbia.edu