Former TEPHINET Director Dr. Dionisio Herrera Receives Posthumous CDC Award

Dr. Dionisio José Herrera Guibert, the director of TEPHINET from 2009-2018, received posthumously the CDC Center for Global Health (CGH) Director’s Partnership Award for an External Individual during the annual CGH Honor Awards Ceremony held on the CDC’s main campus in Atlanta on March 22, 2019.

This award is meant to recognize individuals who are not employed by CDC whose support of the global health goals of CDC are deserving of special recognition. Dr. Herrera was largely responsible for building and overseeing a global network of more than 70 field epidemiology training programs working across more than 100 countries. Through his friendliness and fortitude, Dionisio expanded TEPHINET’s capacity and enhanced partnerships that continue to advance CDC’s global health mission and global health security.

Dr. Herrera’s wife accepted the award on his behalf. Presenting the award were Dr. Rebecca Martin (director of CGH), Dr. Kashef Ijaz (principal deputy director of CGH’s Division of Global Health Protection, or DGHP), and Dr. Seymour Williams (technical deputy director of DGHP’s Workforce and Institute Development Branch).

The TEPHINET Secretariat thanks CDC for this special recognition. Dr. Herrera was a truly remarkable individual and is missed greatly by his colleagues around the world.