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Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement

Maxwell Finland
Maxwell Finland, MD

The Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement is presented annually by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to honor scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases and public health.

Selection criteria include:

  •     Excellence in clinical and/or research activities;
  •     Participation in the training of future leaders in the field; and
  •     Positive impact on global public health through domestic and/or international activities.

First presented in 1988, the Award is named for Maxwell Finland, MD, former member of the NFID Board of Directors, who died in 1989 at the age of 85. Dedicating his life to teaching, clinical research, and patient care, Dr. Finland pioneered work in the diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of bacterial infections; the evaluation of antimicrobials; and the demonstration of the evolving problem of antimicrobial resistance. He was a driving force in shaping infectious disease training programs in the United States and in defining the discipline of infectious diseases as we know it today.

Dr. Finland served as the first president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and was a key figure in the establishment of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Claire Broome

2020

Claire V. Broome, MD

2019

Anne A. Gershon, MD

2018

Kathryn M. Edwards, MD

2017

Myron M. Levine, MD

2016

Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD

2015

Samuel L. Katz, MD

2014

Richard L. Guerrant, MD

2013

Paul A. Offit, MD

2012

George L. Drusano MD

2011

R. Palmer Beasley, MD

2010

Richard P. Wenzel, MD

2009

Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

2008

Martin S. Hirsch, MD

2007

Herbert L. DuPont, MD

2006

Robert C. Moellering, Jr., MD

2005

John G. Bartlett, MD

2004

George H. McCracken, Jr., MD

2003

George W. Comstock, MD, DPH

2002

Jerome O. Klein, MD

2001

Robert Austrian, MD

2000

R. Gordon Douglas, Jr., MD

1999

Stanley Falkow, PhD

1998

Maurice R. Hilleman, PhD

1997

Joshua Lederberg, PhD

1996

The Honorable Paul G. Rogers

1995

The Honorable Dale Bumpers and Mrs. Betty F. Bumpers

1994

Elizabeth Hanford Dole

1993

Arthur Ashe, Jr.

1992

Mrs. Albert D. Lasker and Michael E. DeBakey, MD

1991

P. Roy Vagelos, MD

1989

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

1988

C. Everett Koop, MD