On December 14, CST, the journal Nature announced its list of the Top 10 People of the Year 2022.
Nature’s Top 10 People of the Year is not an award, nor is it a global top 10 list.
It is a record of the year’s important scientific advances, events, and some of its key figures and their colleagues.
In this year’s Top Ten list, Nature has selected several people who have made outstanding contributions to global public health issues.
Yunlong Cao, a genomics researcher at Peking University, helped track the evolution of new coronaviruses
He predicted some of the mutations that led to the creation of the new mutant strain.
As a founding member of the Patient-Led Research Collaborative, Lisa McCorkell has helped raise public awareness and funding for research on “long-term neostriatal”.
Dimie Ogoina is an infectious disease physician at Niger Delta University in Nigeria.
His work on the monkeypox epidemic in Nigeria has provided key information in the fight against the epidemic.
Several other figures have driven extraordinary scientific achievements and important policy advances.
Muhammad Mohiuddin, a surgeon at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, led the team that completed the first human transplant of a genetically modified pig heart.
Jane Rigby, an astronomer at NASA’s Goddard Space Center, played a key role in the Webb Space Telescope’s mission to get the telescope into space and working properly.
As acting director of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, Alondra Nelson helped shape important elements of the science agenda (e.g., research integrity policy) for President Biden’s administration.
Diana Greene Foster, an abortion researcher, and demographer at the University of California, San Francisco, provided key data on the expected impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn legal protections for abortion rights.
The list also includes figures who are relevant to the development of global crises such as climate change.
Examples include UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Svitlana Krakovska, head of Ukraine’s delegation to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Saleemul Huq is the director of the International Center for Climate Change and Development in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He helped secure commitments from wealthy countries to cover the “loss and damage” caused by climate change at last month’s international climate negotiations.