Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP founder and director, was one of 21 members of the Columbia University President’s Advisory Task Force on COVID-19 to receive the university’s Nicholas Murray Buttler Gold Medal for service to the university. The awards were announced on May 19, 2022.

The task force has been in charge of ensuring the health and safety of the university’s campus community, maintaining financial stability in unprecedented times, and providing facilities equipped to manage the threat of the COVID-19 virus.

Other awardees include Melanie Bernitz, Jane Booth, Mary Boyce, Rui Costa, Troy Eggers, Linda Fried, Susan Glancy, David Greenberg, Scott Hammer (posthumously), Ira Katznelson, Gillian Lester, Donna Lynne, Carrie Marlin, Shailagh Murray, Justin Pearlman, Gerry Rosberg, Steve Shea, Anne Sullivan, Ann Thornton, and Jeannette Wing.

The Butler Medal was established in 1914 to honor Columbians who have made distinguished contributions in academic administration or in furthering the university’s work.

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