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Call for Nominations--2015 Roux Prize, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Deadline March 31, 2015

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Roux Prize, a US$100,000 award launched in 2013 to recognize individuals or groups who have used disease burden evidence to take action that makes people healthier. The prize was founded by philanthropists David and Barbara Roux and is awarded annually by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME, http://ihmeuw.org/).

Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and mayor of Cali, Colombia, won the inaugural Roux Prize in 2014, in recognition of his success in reducing the toll of violence in his city. When Dr. Guerrero was elected mayor of Cali, he knew that violence was killing more people in his city than any disease. Using scientific methods, he created a violence prevention program that led to a 33% drop in homicides. You can watch a video detailing his work at http://www.healthdata.org/video/video-2014-roux-prize-winner-dr-rodrigo-.... You can also see examples of the extensive media coverage of Dr. Guerrero and the prize, including articles in the New York Times and the BBC.

Who will win the 2015 Roux Prize? We encourage you to watch this short video, share it with your networks, and nominate someone for the 2015 prize.

Nominees may come from anywhere in the world and could include staff in government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community. The only requirement is that they have used disease burden evidence to improve health at the local, national, or global level. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in nominating worthy individuals and sharing information about the prize. If you think that you should be nominated for the prize, please contact info@rouxprize.org.

Nominations are due March 31, 2015, and the winner will be announced at an event in fall 2015. For more information, or if you have any questions, please visit http://rouxprize.org.