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University awards Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal
to public health champion William Foege

The University will award its first-ever Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal in Global Public Health to William Foege, who played a key role in a pioneering strategy to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s.

During a distinguished career, Foege was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), former executive director of the Carter Center and senior advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. More>


Coleman: Affirmative action synonymous with progress

President Mary Sue Coleman said affirmative action not only is needed to promote women and minorities, but to ensure Michigan and the country can compete in a global market. More>


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