Awards & Winners

Donald Henderson

Date of Birth 07-September-1928
Place of Birth Lakewood
(Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Dr. Donald Henderson
Profession Physician
Donald Ainslie Henderson, known as D.A. Henderson, is an American physician and epidemiologist, who headed the international effort during the 1960s to eradicate smallpox. As of 2010, he is a Distinguished Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Biosecurity and a professor of public health and medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Public Health, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology.

Awards by Donald Henderson

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National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For his leading role as chief architect and implementer of the World Health Organization's successful global eradication of smallpox.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For his leading role in the World Health Organization program that eradicated smallpox throughout the world.)