Dr. Karin Huster, clinical instructor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine and alumna of the department’s MPH program, was selected as one of the top 50 finalists for the biennial Recognizing Excellence Around Champions of Health (REACH) Awards.
Dr. Huster is a field coordinator with Doctors without Borders, working on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has written editorials about the Ebola crisis for The Seattle Times and The New York Times.
“I am very thankful to Drs. Steve Gloyd and King Holmes for nominating me for this award, which recognizes, among other things, the critical work of ‘boots on the ground,’” Dr. Huster said. “There are many ‘boots on the ground’ much more deserving of this recognition than me. Nevertheless, it will serve to reaffirm my commitment to continue and improve on the work that I — with Doctors Without Borders — do on the ground to improve the health, lives, rights and dignity of people in need.”
The REACH awards recognizes those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment in the field of disease elimination. Dr. Simon Hay, an adjunct professor of global health at the UW, was also a top 50 finalist.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on December 06