The Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project (HGP) was a large research project that significantly advanced knowledge in genetics and the human genome. The project, launched in 1990, was led by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. It was a collaborative task involving many researchers from 20 institutes in 6 countries […]

Professor Mathuram Santosham

Professor Mathuram Santosham received his MD from Madras University, India, in 1970. He subsequently moved to the US and obtained an MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975. He also completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is currently the Director Emeritus of Johns Hopkins Center for American […]

Dr. Rachel Schneerson

Dr. Rachel Schneerson received her MD from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, in 1958. She did her pediatrics residency in Israel and later came to the United States to work for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development until her retirement in 2012. Since 1970, Professor Porter W. Anderson, Jr. and […]

Dr. John B. Robbins

Dr. John B. Robbins received his MD from New York University Medical School. He had Clinical Training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University in 1961 – 1964, and Graduate Training in Infectious Disease and Immunology at University of Florida. He was Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine for 3 […]

Professor Porter W. Anderson, Jr.

Professor Porter W. Anderson, Jr. received his PhD in Bacteriology from Harvard University. His current position is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Rochester Medical Center. He was previously Associate Professor at Boston Children’s Hospital Harvard Medical School. Since 1970, Professor Porter W. Anderson, Jr. and Dr. David H. Smith […]

Sir Gregory Paul Winter

Sir Gregory Paul Winter is one of the world’s leading scientists who was a pioneer in the field of antibody engineering and modification technology. He invented techniques to humanize antibodies for therapeutic uses, which later led to the creation of cutting-edge therapeutic drugs. The drugs are now widely used in clinical disease treatment. Antibodies, in […]

Professor Vladimir Hachinski

Professor Vladimir Hachinski is the world’s leading doctor with specialization in stroke and vascular dementia. He has made major contributions for the fight against these two greatest threats to human brain. His contributions to medicine in the areas of vascular cognitive impairment, stroke, and brain-heart interactions help save and improve million of lives by delaying […]

Sir Michael Gideon Marmot

Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London University, United Kingdom President of the World Medical Association Sir Michael Gideon Marmot has been a pioneer in the field of social epidemiology for over 35 years. His research focuses on the effects of race, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, inequalities […]

Professor Morton M. Mower

Professor Morton M. Mower is the co-inventor of the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) and the main inventor of the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) device. Professor Mower began his work on the AICD invention with Dr. Michel Mirowski, a physician from Israel, in 1969 while working on cardiovascular drug research at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, […]

Dr. Donald A. Henderson

Dr. Donald A. Henderson led the�World Health Organization’s�Global Smallpox Eradication Campaign. Smallpox is considered the first and only deadly disease that has been completely eradicated from the world. Although the prevention of smallpox by inoculation of smallpox scabs was practiced as early as 1000 BC, smallpox continued to be an important public health problem throughout […]

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