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Tanzanian Partner Honors DarDar Director – Dr. Ford von Reyn

Ford von Reyn

A global health equity leader and early advisor to the Center for Health Equity, Dr. Ford von Reyn ‘67, Geisel ‘69, Professor of Medicine at Geisel, recently received an honorary D.Sc. Degree from our longstanding partner Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This was only the third honorary degree ever conferred by MUHAS. Tanzanian Vice President Philip Mpango, of Tanzania bestowed the degree upon Dr. von Reyn for his work to establish the DarDar International Programs, a TB and HIV research collaboration he started in 2001 between Geisel and MUHAS. Under his leadership, the DarDar collaboration has expanded to include bilateral exchanges in which students and faculty from both schools participate in capacity building to improve health and healthcare delivery. The Center for Health Equity applauds Dr. Ford von Reyn on such an honor – a true indication of our mutually beneficial and longstanding partnership. Read more...