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Hubert awarded Emory Medal

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Richard Hubert accepted the Emory Medal at a ceremony at The Carter Center.

Richard Hubert 60L was awarded the 2019 Emory Medal, the highest of all alumni awards at the university. Emory Medal recipients are recognized for service to Emory, the Emory Alumni Association or a constituent alumni association; service to the community; as well as achievement in business, the arts, the profession, government, or education.

Hubert has long been actively involved in community service, serving as the president of the Druid Hills Civic Association for two terms and of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He was former treasurer and now emeritus board member with the Global Health Action Committee, and he earned a spot on Best Lawyers in America lists in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law practice areas.

Hubert’s philanthropic support of Emory has been vast. As executor and trustee of the Hubert Foundation, he established the Hubert Department of Global Health, the first named global health department among schools of public health in the U.S. The foundation has created three endowed professorships, endowment funds, and fellowships as well. The O.C. Hubert Fellowships in International Health have enabled more than 700 public health students to engage in research and fieldwork throughout the world, participating in such diverse projects as refugee health surveillance in Belgium, assessing disaster preparedness in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and evaluating interventions for domestic partner abuse in Nepal.

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