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Awards and Recognition: United States | International | Honorary Degrees | Commencement Addresses

Awards and Recognition (United States)

Year Sponsor Award
2002 Office of the President Presidential Medal of Freedom
1986 Office of the President National Medal of Science
1978 National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal
2015 National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology
2011 National Institute of Social Sciences Gold Medal
2010 Weills Cornell Medicine, Cornell University B.H. Keane Medal
2008 State University of New York (Downstate) Ailanthus Award
2007 University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health International Hero Award
2006 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Visiting Professor
2006 Midwestern Research Institute Trustee Citation
2005 University of Rochester School of Medicine Hutchison Medal for Distinguished Public Service
2004 American Council on Science and Health Award for Distinguished Achievement
2003 National Institutes of Health Alumni Association Public Service Award
2003 University of Rochester School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award
2003 Brown University, Center for Biodefense September Eleventh Award
2003 American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) The 50 Most Innovative Americans over 50
2002 Infectious Diseases Society of America Joseph Smadel Medal
2002 University of Rochester School of Medicine Arthur Kornberg Research Award
2002 The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Dean's Medal Special Recognition Award
2002 Clan Henderson Society Order of the Chief
2001 New York Academy of Medicine Sylvia and Herbert Berger Award
2000 The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy Science Award
1999 Columbia University, School of Public Health Frank Calderone Prize
1999 University of Kansas Takeru Higuchi Memorial Award
1998 The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Visiting Professor
1996 Infectious Diseases Society of America Society Citation
1995 New York Academy of Medicine John Stearns Award
1994 Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Foundation Sabin Gold Medal
1993 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Walter Reed Medal
1993 Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow
1993 City of Durham, North Carolina City of Medicine Award
1992 American College of Preventive Medicine Special Recognition Award
1992 Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities Award of Excellence
1992 U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General’s Medallion
1992 The Johns Hopkins University Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service
1992 The Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing Founder’s Award
1991 American College of Epidemiology Abraham Lilienfeld Award
1990 Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Fame
1990 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Medal
1986 Charles A. Dana Foundation Award for Pioneering Achievements in Health
1986 U.S. General Accounting Office Comptroller General’s Special Recognition
1985 North Carolina Educational, Historical, and Scientific Foundation Albert Schweitzer International Prize for Medicine
1984 Michigan State University Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service
1982 The Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumnus Award
1980 Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society Outstanding Alumnus Award
1979 Blue Cross-Blue Shield 50th Anniversary Distinguished Service Award
1979 U.S. Association for the United Nations Joseph C. Wilson Award for Achievement and Promise in International Affairs
1978 American College of Physicians James D. Bruce Memorial Award
1976 U.S. Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal
1975 American Public Health Association Rosenhaus International Award
1966 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Sustained Superior Performance Award
1964 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Superior Service Award
1963 U.S. Public Health Service Commendation Medal

Awards and Recognition (International)

Year Sponsor Award
2015 Kingdom of Thailand Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health
2013 Republic of China Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon
2007 Kingdom of Thailand Knight Grand Cross of the Most Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn
2004 Government of Italy, Ministero della Salute Silver Medal
2004 Government of Lebanon, Ministry of Public Health Certificate of Appreciation
2004 European Council on Travel Medicine Ulysses of the III Millennium Award
2002 Pan-American Health Organization Hero of Public Health Award
2000 Government of Brazil Oswaldo Cruz Commemorative Centenary Medal
1999 International Union of Microbiological Societies, Australian Society for Microbiology Certificate of Merit
1999 Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and D.V. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology 100 Years of Virology Medal
1996 Royal Society of Medicine Edward Jenner Medal
1995 Government of Brazil Oswaldo Cruz Gold Medal of Merit
1995 Royal Society of Medicine Burroughs Wellcome Visiting Professor
1990 World Health Organization Health for All Medal
1990 Pan-American Health Organization Special Commendation Award
1988 Republic of China Health Medal of the First Grade
1988 Government of Japan Japan Prize
1988 Government of Uruguay Medal of Abnegation
1988 Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Honorary Professor
1987 Seventh World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Commemorative Award
1986 Royal Society of Medicine Richard T. Hewitt Award for Achievement in the Improvement of Human Health
1983 Gairdner Foundation International Award of Merit
1979 Government of Ethiopia Medal for Contributions to Health
1976 Government of Afghanistan Roghtya Neshan (Health Medal)
1976 Jung Foundation for Science and Research Ernst Jung-Preis für Medizin
1976 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
George McDonald Medal
1975 Government of India, Minister of Health and Family Planning Special Award
1975 Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases Special Award

Honorary Degrees

Degree University Year
MDUniversité de Genève1980
LLDMarietta College1978
LLDUniversity of Minnesota2003
LHDState University of New York1984
LHDTowson State University1994
LHDThe Johns Hopkins University1994
ScDUniversity of Rochester1977
ScDOberlin College1978
ScDUniversity of Illinois1979
ScDUniversity of Maryland1980
ScDYale University1986
ScDAlbany Medical College1986
ScDLafayette College1991
ScDUniversity of Missouri1992
ScDUniversity of South Carolina2004
ScDNew Jersey University of Medicine and Dentistry2004
ScDClarkson University2006

Commencement Addresses

Year University
*1977Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health — Henderson's first Convocation as Dean of the School
*1978University of Southern California School of Medicine
*1980Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health — Dean's address to Convocation
1984University of California (San Diego) School of Medicine
1984Michigan State Univ College of Osteopathic Medicine
1988San Diego State University School of Public Health
*1990Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health — Henderson's final Convocation as Dean of the School
1992Univ of Missouri School of Medicine
1993Univ of Missouri
1994University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
1994Towson University
1998Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
2002Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2002University of Rochester School of Medicine
2002University of Minnesota
2003University of Minnesota School of Public Health
*2004University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
2004New Jersey Univ of Medicine and Dentistry
2005University of Rochester
2008State U. of New York, Downstate School of Medicine
*2013University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine