Spain’s Royal National Academy of Medicine (RANM) announced on July 12 that Sabin Executive Vice President Dr. Ciro de Quadros will receive the Premio Carlos IV for Research in Preventive Medicine and Public Health during a ceremony to be held later this year.

The Premio Carlos IV is awarded to an individual who has helped promote the development and promotion of activities related to improving public health and progress of biomedical research. The award was created in honor of the early nineteenth century monarch of Spain who promoted a number of actions to develop public health throughout the Spanish empire including commissioning the Spanish physician, Dr. Francisco Javier de Balmis, to tour the world and vaccinate children in all of the Spanish colonies with a smallpox vaccine.