International Honor for Research
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand presents Stanley G. Schultz, M.D. , left, with the 2006 Prince Mahidol Award for Medicine at the Grand Palace's Chakri Throne Hall in Bangkok, Jan. 31. A longtime investigator, educator and administrator at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Schultz received the prestigious international award for pioneering research that led to the development of oral rehydration therapy. The simple, inexpensive treatment for severe diarrhea is estimated to have saved more than 40 million lives in the past 30 years. The concept also led to rehydration therapy for athletes and is the basis for Gatorade. For more, see the January 2007 issue of Distinctions.