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Mariana Sanmartino, Liliana Crocco, Argentina

PAHO Revista/Journal Article by Argentine Researchers Receives Soper Award

The Fred L. Soper Award for 2001 has gone to two Argentine researchers, Mariana Sanmartino and Liliana Crocco, for an article on Chagas’ disease that appeared in the March 2000 issue of the Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, the monthly public health journal published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The award was made by the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, which is a nonprofit partner of PAHO. First granted in 1990, the Fred L. Soper Award recognizes excellence in medical and public health research and writing in the Region of the Americas. Sanmartino and Crocco received award certificates and a cash prize of US$ 2500.

This is the first time that an article published in the PAHO Revista/Journal has won the Soper Award, but articles that were carried in the Boletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana, a predecessor of the Revista/Journal, won the Soper Award in 1991 and in 1997.

Download Article: "Conocimientos sobre la enfermedad de Chagas y factores de riesgo en comunidades epidemiológicamente diferentes de Argentina." Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 7(3), 2000. (pdf)