Bailey K. Ashford Medal 2022:
Prominent Indian physician and scientist, Dr. Subhash Babu has received the prestigious Bailey K. Ashford Medal for 2022 and the Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FASTMH) award 2022. This award is given to him for his outstanding research and contributions to tropical medicine. The medal is presented annually to one or more mid-career researchers for distinguished work in tropical medicine by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), the largest scientific organization in tropical medicine in the world. In its 82-year history, the award has never been given to an Indian scientist or an Indian institution for work.
About Dr. Subash Babu:
- Dr. Subash Babu is the first Indian to receive both the Bailey K. Ashford medal and the FASTMH award. He is the Scientific Director of the ICER (International Centre for Excellence in Research)-India Programme. He is a pioneer in research on helminth infections and tuberculosis.
- Dr. Subash Babu earned his medical degree in Tamil Nadu from the Government Kilpauk Medical College and his doctorate in immunology from the University of Connecticut in the United States. He returned to India in 2006 to establish the ICER on the campus of ICMR-NIRT in Chennai following his fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Subhash is a mentor for graduate and undergraduate students from 30 Indian academic institutions and has been the principal or co-investigator of 31 research protocols.
- He also writes book chapters for important textbooks, such as Topley and Wilson’s Microbiology and Microbial Infections and Elsevier’s Clinical Immunology, which are used in medical schools and graduate programs all over the world.