(New York City) 14 December 2009: GMCP CEO Selected as TED Fellow

Founder and CEO of the Global Micro-Clinic Project (GMCP), Daniel Zoughbie is selected as a 2010 TED Fellow. Zoughbie and the GMCP are acknowledged for this honor for their work preventing and managing diseases in the developing world using low-cost behavioral interventions.

Text from the official TED Fellows press release is below:

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Organizers of the TED Conference announced today the 25 TED Fellows who will participate in TED2010, TED’s annual conference in Long Beach, CA, February 9 – 13, 2010. The TED2010 Fellows join the TED community as the most recent additions to the TED Fellows program, joining the TED, TEDGlobal and TEDIndia Fellows from 2009.

The TED2010 Fellows reflect both geographic and discipline diversity. From Israel to Brazil to Malaysia, these innovators excel in the technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship and nonprofit worlds. The group also includes filmmakers, engineers, artists, scientists and musicians.

“We are thrilled to embark upon our second year of the TED Fellows program with these 25 individuals. They represent a spectacular concentration of cross-disciplinary talent in the arts and sciences, entrepreneurship and engineering, education and new journalism. We look forward to their contributions to the TED community and the amazing collaborations that are sure to occur among them,” said Tom Rielly, TED Fellows director.

In addition to participating as full members of the TED2010 conference audience, each TED Fellow will participate in a two-day pre-conference, where they will receive world-class communication training, deliver a short TEDTalk, and collaborate with their peers, among other benefits. The Fellows will also participate in the TED community throughout the next year, by telling their ongoing stories on the TED Fellows blog, being featured in the online Fellows directory and participating in a private social network.

The TED Fellows program seeks individuals of age 21-40 (though anyone over age 18 is eligible) who demonstrate remarkable achievement in their field of endeavor. The program focuses on candidates from five regions: Asia/Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East. The TED Fellows program is made possible by the visionary support of the Bezos family, Sherpalo Ventures, the Harnisch Foundation, the Case Foundation, private donors and Nokia.

For more on the TED Fellows, and the TED conference in Long Beach in Feb. 2010, please visit http://www.ted.com/pages/view/id/394

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