On June 9, 2015, NAM President Victor J. Dzau received the Project HOPE Global Health Partner Award, “which acknowledges an individual who has been a lifelong champion for global health issues.” The Project HOPE press release reads:
As President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), past President and CEO of the Duke University Health System and [through] his seminal research in cardiovascular medicine and genetics, Dr. Dzau has dedicated his life to addressing health and social inequities locally and globally.
At Harvard University, Dr. Dzau founded the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. At Duke – one of the four medical universities in North Carolina that participate in the Dr. Charles A. Sanders and Project HOPE International Residency Scholarship program — he has been an inspirational and driving force behind the school’s move toward internationalism, including the creation of the Duke Global Health Institute, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore and the Duke Institute for Health Innovation. He has co-founded the “International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery” to assist innovators in under-resourced countries to scale their novel low-cost health care solutions. At IOM, Dr. Dzau is overseeing an international commission to develop a Global Health Risk Framework for global preparedness for Ebola and other pandemics and medical crises.
“I’m honored to receive this prestigious award from Project HOPE, which does so much to improve health systems and provide humanitarian assistance for people who are most in need,” said Victor Dzau, M.D. “IOM shares many common values and goals, and we look forward to collaborating closely and working together to address critical global health issues and improve human conditions worldwide.”