Wednesday, June 4, 2014

MFP Volunteer Receives Prestigious Award

Judy English, RN, MSN, examining a child in the Hurria clinic in Baghdad

Judith English, RN, MSN, a Medicine For Peace volunteer, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Carole DeMille Achievement Award given to a health professional working in infection control who best exemplifies the ideals of Carole DeMille, a pioneer in the field. The award will be presented later this month at the annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is being recognized for her contributions in the fields of infection prevention, bioterrorism, and disaster preparedness and response.  She is currently an infection prevention consultant for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Judy English, far right, with members of the Women's Association of Kozarac, Bosnia

Judy has been a loyal supporter, and provided valuable assistance to MFP’s efforts in Iraq and Bosnia. She helped conduct MFP’s childhood nutrition study in the Hurria district of Baghdad following the first Gulf War. In addition, she was part of the MFP team sent to Bosnia to help survivors of the ethnic cleansing of the town of Kozarac during the Bosnian War. She was a tireless and compassionate colleague on both missions.

The Board of MFP joins with all of our volunteers to congratulate Judy on receiving this well deserved award.