Tag Archives: Deeda Blair

Elton John Receives HAI Award

Elton John, Deeda Blair, Maurice Tempelsman, Max Essex, and Julio Frenk at EJAF gala
Elton John, Deeda Blair, Maurice Tempelsman, Max Essex, and Julio Frenk at EJAF gala

Sir Elton John received HAI’s Leadership Award on October 15th. The award is presented to individuals who have exhibited extraordinary vision, leadership, and courage in the worldwide struggle against AIDS. Past recipients include tennis star Arthur Ashe, Diana, Princess of Wales, President Festus Mogae of Botswana, and President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria. Continue reading

Leadership Acknowledged

Dean Julio Frenk, Wen Xie, Deeda Blair and Maurice Tempelsman Photo Steven Gilbert for HSPH
Dean Julio Frenk, Wen Xie, Deeda Blair and Maurice Tempelsman Photo Steven Gilbert for HSPH

Though most of their work is done quietly behind the scenes, Deeda Blair and Maurice Tempelsman have contributed immensely to the growth and success of the Harvard AIDS Initiative (HAI). To publicly recognize their work, Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), presented them both with the Eighth Annual Volunteer Leadership Award at a ceremony on October 20th. Continue reading

HSPH Volunteer Leadership Award Dinner Slideshow