Dzau awarded prestigious Porter Prize

The 2022 Porter Prize has been awarded to Victor Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and chancellor emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University.  An internationally acclaimed leader and scientist whose work has improved health in the United States and globally, Dzau accepted the honor at an evening ceremony on November 30 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.

Established in 1983, the Porter Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of health and disease prevention.  The late Milton Porter, CEO of Pittsburgh-based manufacturer L.B Foster Company, and his wife, Adrienne, developed the award at the School of Public Health, and it has been spearheaded through the years by Milton’s nephew, Lee Foster II (A&S ’73).  Foster serves as board chair of the L.B. Foster Company, and is a trustee emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Joining School of Public Health Dean Maureen Lichtveld and Foster in honoring Dzau were Ann E. Cudd, PhD, University of Pittsburgh provost, and Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, and other distinguished guests, including members of the NAM. 

-Clare Collins