Eve Cockburn Service Award 2021

The recipient of the 2021 Eve Cockburn Service Award is Ana Luísa Santos (CIAS, DCV, UC).

“Ana Luisa joined the Paleopathology Association (PPA) in 1997 and since then has greatly contributed to the Association. Her distinguished record of research, publication, teaching, and engagement in the PPA inspired many of us.

Ana Luísa received her PhD from the University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2000 (“A Skeletal Picture of Tuberculosis. Macroscopic, Radiological, Biomolecular, and Historical Evidence from the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection”) and is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. During the last two decades Ana Luísa has been at the center of the development and internationalization of Portuguese paleopathology, contributing momentously to the discipline both with theoretical and practical agendas. She has mentored and inspired dozens of national and international undergraduate and graduate students (Master and PhD) as well as postdoc researchers. She is particularly known for her contributions to the study of on the infectious diseases and has over 100 publications dealing with diverse aspects of paleopathology and bioarcheology.

In 2002, Ana Luísa co-organized the 14th European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association hosted by the University of Coimbra. In the last decade, Ana Luísa’s outstanding record of service to the PPA includes serving on the Board of Directors of the PPA as Director at Large with responsibility for the Student Action Committee (2010-2013). As Vice President (2017-2019) Ana Luísa worked greatly with PPA members to assure the scientific quality of the works and for the overall success of the meetings. Her dedication and service to the Paleopathology Association (PPA) is also noticeable from her support and frequent attendance of the European and South American PPA meetings. Over the last couple of years Ana Luísa has extensively contributed to the IJPP as Associate Editor, reviewer, and author. In addition, her work on community outreach and her extensive international multidisciplinary collaborations are outstanding contributes to the visibility of the discipline. The PPA members share the appreciation for Ana Luísa’s generosity, rigor, and continuous commitment to the success of the PPA. It is a great pleasure to present her with this year’s award.”


[Text by Carina Marquez, Director at Large (Awards), from the PALEOPATHOLOGY NEWSLETTER, Number 194, June, 2021, pp:11-12]
Eve Cockburn Service Award 2021
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