Howard Waitzkin, M.D., Ph.D., a professor within the UNM School of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine, has received a 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation award. Waitzkin was one of 184 artists, scholars and scientists selected nationally from more than 2800 applicants for the awards. Waitzkin received the fellowship for a study of Economic Globalization and Public Health. The fellowship will run for 12 months starting in July 2002. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. The foundation grants help fellows to secure a block of time, free from other duties, in which to pursue their own scholarly or creative work. Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $200 million in Fellowships to more than 15,000 individuals. Waitzkin received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School as well as a Ph.D. from Harvard in Sociology. He is well known internationally for his writings in public health issues, medical communication, mental health and health maintenance organizations in Latin America.
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