Prestigious award for rabies research presented to Prof. Sarah Cleaveland

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Prof. Sarah Cleaveland (right) with Dr Julie Gallagher after the award lecture. Photo: GARC

Professor Sarah Cleaveland OBE FRS was awarded the 2018 Leeuwenhoek Medal and Lecture by the UK’s Royal Society for her pioneering work towards the elimination of rabies throughout the world. The award was named after the father of microbiology, Dutch microscopist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.

Before receiving her award, Prof. Cleaveland delivered a public lecture at the Royal Society in London on April 17th entitled "Can we make rabies history? Realising the value of research for the global elimination of rabies". 

Prof. Cleaveland contributes to global rabies elimination efforts through the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, Partners for Rabies Prevention and other international expert groups.

Contributed by Kim Doyle of GARC. You can read more about and watch a recording of the lecture here.