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The Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award

The Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award, established by the generous gift of Madhu and Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, seeks to recognize Emory University's international alumni who have distinguished themselves in service to universities, governments, private sector firms, and nongovernmental organizations.

Umesh Parashar
2014 Recipient: Umesh Parashar 96PH

Umesh Parashar 96PH leads the Enteric Viruses Epidemiology Team in the Division of Viral Diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

He joined the CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in 1996 and has spent more than 18 years researching the epidemiology of viral gastroenteritis and methods for its prevention and control, including vaccination strategies against rotavirus gastroenteritis. He was the CDC co-lead of the working group that developed the recommendations for use of the new rotavirus vaccines in the United States.