Creekmore Award for Internationalization

The Marion V. Creekmore Award is given each year to an Emory faculty member who excels in the advancement of the University's commitment to internationalization. The award was established by the generous gift of Claus M. Halle and honors the work of Marion V. Creekmore, who served as Emory University's inaugural vice provost for international affairs and first director of The Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning.

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2018 Recipient: Uriel Kitron

Dr. Uriel Kitron, the Goodrich C. White Professor of Environmental Sciences at Emory University, studies ecology and spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases with an emphasis on mosquito-borne diseases.  His research and teaching programs center around tropical and emerging diseases and on environmental risk factors. In his global health research, he emphasizes the role of anthropogenic changes including issues of climate, urbanization, agricultural practices, and conservation in disease transmission management. Recent and current research efforts supported by CDC, NIH, NSF, and USAID, include large-scale collaborative international studies of malaria, dengue, and Zika virus in Brazil, Peru, Kenya, Israel, and Australia, and of West Nile virus and urban disease emergence in Atlanta. The author of more than 200 scientific articles, he has been invited to present his research on six continents. He is committed to mentoring and training students and young researchers worldwide and has hosted many PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in his lab, most recently from Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, and Italy. He has also helped train many undergraduate and graduate students at his global field sites.

He earned a BSc in Biology from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Population Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to Emory, he held positions at the Hebrew University, Harvard School of Public Health, the Israeli Ministry of the Environment, and the University of Illinois.


2017 K. M. Venkat Narayan
2016 David Nugent
2015 Jeffrey Koplan
2014 Henry Blumberg
2013 Peter Brown
2012 Jagdish Sheth
2011 Lynn Sibley
2010 Alfred W. Brann, Jr.
2009 Juliette Stapnanian Apkarian
2008 Reynaldo Martorell
2007 Carlos del Rio
2006 Abdullahi An-Na'im
2005 Ivan Karp
2004 Thomas F. Remington
2003 H. Kenneth Walker
2002 Kenneth W. Stein
2001 Howard A. Rollins
2000 Marion V. Creekmore