Linda Fried ’66, M.D., MPH Honored by The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation

This year’s recipient of the Alma Dei Morani Renaissance Woman Award is Linda Fried, Dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The award, which is the highest honor bestowed by The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, was named for Alma Dei Morani, M.D., the first woman admitted to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. 

Fried has led a distinguished career as a scientist and clinician and is internationally recognized for her pioneering efforts in the fields of epidemiology and geriatrics. As Dean, she has founded programs that have ranked Mailman among the top five U.S. schools in public health. Fried has received numerous awards and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences’ National Academy of Medicine, serving on its executive council. She is also co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on the Future of Human Enhancement.