Hecht-Albert Global Health Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty

In 2016, GHLI established the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty. The award is granted to junior faculty who hope to advance new research and educational projects in global health. Inaugural award recipient projects included efforts to advance palliative care in Israel; optimizing disease prevention measures for newborns with sickle cell anemia in Uganda;improving access to ear,nose, and throat specialists in rural South Africa; exploring disparities in access to essential medicines for people living with non-communicable diseases in East Africa; and understanding how nurses in Uganda are trained to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases.