The Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) announced the creation of the Jeffrey P. Koplan Global Health Award and named Manoj Jain, MD, MPH, as its inaugural recipient at EGHI’s event, InFocus: Emory excellence in global health, on Nov. 16, 2022.

Named in honor of EGHI founder and former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, this endowed award celebrates Emory University’s innovative students, faculty, or staff as they lead change in a relentless pursuit to improve global health and health equity.

As the award winner, Dr. Jain was recognized for his efforts to address tuberculosis (TB) in India. The Collaboration to Eliminate Tuberculosis Among Indians (CETI), founded by Drs. Jain and Salil Bhargava, conducted trainings for TB district officers to implement a quality improvement approach toward TB treatment in India, where the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the government’s efforts to eliminate TB.   

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