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Advancing Global Public Health. The Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal in Global Public Health

A young boy receives a Vitamin A application during National Immunisation Days in Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan.


The University of Michigan has selected Alfred Sommer as the second recipient of the Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal in Global Public Health. Sommer's research into vitamin A deficiency has saved millions of children from blindness and death.
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Alfred Sommer

Medal Presentation Event

Thursday, November 4, 2010
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This event is sponsored by the President's Office, the U-M Center for Global Health, and the School of Public Health.

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