Annual Fletcher Prize Awarded

We are pleased to announce that Sanjay Kishore and Margaret Hayden, both students at Harvard Medical School, have been selected to receive the annual Fletcher Prize in Population Medicine.  The Fletcher Prize is awarded by the Department for the best paper on a topic in Population Medicine written by a Harvard Medical School or Harvard School of Dental Medicine student. Papers were judged by an expert panel of DPM faculty.  Their winning submission, “Lessons from Scott County: Progress or Paralysis?”, focused on harm reduction programs, and syringe exchange programs in particular, as cost-effective but underutilized tools for reducing the spread of HIV and HCV in the midst of the rising rates of intravenous drug use. They will receive a $1,000 prize for their award. Congratulations!