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Rights advocate honored

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Baltimore — Robert S. Lawrence, a professor and associate dean for professional education programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will receive the 2002 Albert Schweitzer Prize for his lifetime achievements to improve health care, human rights and the environment.

The award, along with a $15,000 cash prize, is given with the backing of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and administered by The Johns Hopkins University, recognizes individuals who help contribute to humanity and the environment.

Lawrence’s contributions include creating a health-care system in the rural south in the 1970s, investigating cases of torture and human rights abuses, and establishing Physicians for Human Rights.

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