Dr. Kenneth Bridbord (left) is joined by Drs. Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Kevin De Cock
Dr. Kenneth Bridbord received the 2019 HPTN Leadership Award during a special presentation at the recent HPTN Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. A senior scientist emeritus at the NIH Fogarty International Center in Bethesda, Md., Dr. Bridbord was honored for his 31 years of distinguished leadership in global HIV research training and capacity building. He is widely recognized for his contributions to disease prevention and global health. Two highlights in his career epitomize his leadership and political courage: 1) promotion of the initial federal health-based regulation to remove lead from gasoline, and 2) enhancing the global and country-level responses to HIV/AIDS by training more than 2,000 scientists from 100 nations, and sponsoring workshops and courses benefiting more than 50,000 scientists globally.