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Sophie Davis Co-founder Awarded Calderone Prize

Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding faculty member of CCNY's Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, received the prestigious Calderone Prize, October 28.

Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding faculty member of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, received the Frank A. Calderone Prize, October 28, in Manhattan. The award ceremony at the Paley Center for Media included his lecture entitled, "The Political Future of Public Health in a Time of Demographic Change." 

Administered by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, the Calderone Prize has been awarded to public health luminaries since 1992.

Dr. Geiger, The Arthur C. Logan Professor of Community Medicine Emeritus at Sophie Davis, designed the community health center model in the United States. Illustrating the direct relationship between poverty and poor health, he built a national network that provides high-quality healthcare to 23 million people at more than 1,200 centers around the country.

Dr. Geiger is also founding member and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Physicians for Human Rights. In 2010, City College awarded him the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters. 

He later received the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism from The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Conference that year.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

 

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