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08.08.16 - Professor Stewart Cole (EPFL) won the Gardner Middlebrook Award at the 37th Annual Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology (3 July 2016; Catania, Italy).

The prestigious Gardner Middlebrook Lifetime Achievement Award honors scientists who have made significant lifetime contributions to improving diagnosis and treatment of mycobacterial diseases. The winner of the prestigious award is chosen from an international cadre of microbiologists, put forward by their peers.

The award is named after Gardner Middlebrook (d. 1986), a US physician and worldwide authority on tuberculosis who was director of research at the National Jewish Hospital in Denver (1952-1964), where his work focused on mass immunization and drug development against tuberculosis.

This year’s Gardner Middlebrook Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Professor Stewart Cole during the 37th Annual Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology. Professor Cole, who directs EPFL’s Global Health Institute, was recognized for his high-impact research on tuberculosis.

The award was presented by Professor Gabriela Pfyffer von Altishofen (Luzern General Hospital) and Dr Salman H. Siddiqi (Becton Dickinson Fellow), and has been sponsored by Becton Dickinson Diagnostic Systems since 1996.

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