Myron Cohen Receives O Max Gardner Award

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Dr. Myron S. Cohen, one of the world’s leading authorities on the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, on Friday received the O. Max Gardner Award from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

The awards, given annually since 1949, were established by the will of Gov. Oliver Max Gardner to recognize faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.” It is the only award for which all faculty members of the 17 UNC campuses are eligible, and it carries a $20,000 cash prize.

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