Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been awarded the 2020 John Maddox Prize for "standing up for science during the coronavirus pandemic," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
- District of Columbia: Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been awarded the 2020 John Maddox Prize alongside Salim Abdool Karim, an infectious disease epidemiologist and director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, for "standing up for science during the coronavirus pandemic." According to a press release, Fauci and Karim were recognized for "going beyond the line of duty as government advisors" during the pandemic and for their "exceptional communication of the science behind Covid-19 to the public and policymakers" (Sense about Science release, 12/2020).
- Kentucky: Lewis "Sonny" Bass, the co-founder of Humana, died on Friday from Covid-19 at the age of 99. In 1961, Bass co-founded a nursing home company that later turned into Humana and served on Humana's board for decades. Bass also played football for the University of Louisville and was inducted into the college's Hall of Fame in 1994 (Ellison, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/15).
- Ohio: Cincinnati Children's Hospital has named Paul Jenny as SVP and CFO, effective Jan. 25. Jenny currently serves as senior vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of California-San Francisco and will succeed Mark Mumford, who is leaving Cincinnati Children's to become CEO of Nemours Children's Health System Delaware Valley (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/14).