The Charlie Butcher Awards
The annual Charlie Butcher Award was established in 2002 to recognize leading scientists from around the world who are dedicated to interdisciplinary science and to making a significant impact on human welfare and health. The next Butcher Award will be given to:
Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H.
The BioFrontiers Institute will honor Dr. Julie Gerberding, the first woman to be appointed Director of the Centers for Disease Control with the 2016 Charlie Butcher Award. An accomplished physician and researcher, Dr. Gerberding served as Director of the CDC from 2002 to 2009.
In this position, she led the agency through more than 40 emergency responses to publichealth crises, including anthrax bioterrorism, SARS, food-borne disease outbreaks and natural disasters. She also advised governments around the world on urgent issues such as pandemic preparedness, AIDS, obesity, tobacco and cancer.
Dr. Gerberding now serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy, and Population Health at Merck & Co., Inc.
“Fighting microbial terrorists: from Anthrax to Zika”
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building
Gallery and Butcher Auditorium
Public lecture begins at 6:00 pm
The following are past recipients of the Charlie Butcher Award:
2015 – Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley
2014 – Richard Axel, Columbia University
2013 – Jack Szostak, Harvard University
2012 – Elizabeth Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco
2011 - Roger Tsien, University of California, San Diego
2010 - Paul Nurse, Francis Crick Institute
2009 - Eric N. Olson, UT Southwestern Medical Center
2007 - Stuart Schreiber, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
2005 - David Botstein, Princeton University