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RESULTS Chapter Honors Schultz with "Seeds of Hope" Award
Former Medical School Dean Recognized for Research on Oral Rehydration Therapy
Stanley G. Schultz, M.D., a world-renowned investigator, educator and administrator at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, was honored on Sept. 28 for research that led to improved health conditions for people living in poverty.
The Houston chapter of RESULTS presented Schultz with a Seeds of Hope Award during Building Champions to End Poverty, its annual dinner and program. Houston Rocket Dikembe Mutombo also received an award at the 2007 benefit dinner for his contributions to improving health and ending poverty.
“I was privileged to direct some of the pioneering research that led to the breakthrough discovery that a simple solution of table salt, sugar and baking soda could prevent death from dehydration in those suffering from diarrhea,” said Schultz, the honorary chair of this year’s RESULTS benefit.
“In 1984, RESULTS achieved its first major victory by creating a Child Survival Account within our nation’s foreign aid budget. This account made our discovery and other lifesaving services available to millions of children in the developing world,” said Schultz, the H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor of the Medical Sciences and the Fondren Family Chair in Cellular Signaling. “Oral rehydration therapy has saved more than 40 million lives over the past 30 years.”
The local award is one of numerous honors Schultz has received for his lifelong work on the mechanisms of sodium and glucose-coupled absorption in the small intestine. Most recently, Schultz, a professor and former dean of the UT Medical School, received the prestigious Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine for his basic research that led to the development of oral rehydration therapy. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand presented the award to Schultz Jan. 31, 2007 at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
“We are very proud of Dr. Stan Schultz and very grateful for his many research, educational and leadership contributions at UT Houston, and more generally, in the United States and the world,” said James T. Willerson, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
RESULTS is a network of volunteer citizen advocacy groups that works with Congress to fund effective, long-term solutions to ending poverty in the United States and throughout the world. Access to basic education, health care and economic opportunities are among the grassroots organization’s priorities.
By Meredith Raine, Institutional Advancement
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