The Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) recently presented its 2011 Aron Sobel Guardian Award to Dr. Adnan Hyder, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit. Dr. Hyder received the award during ASIRT’s annual Pillars of Action for Global Road Safety 2011 Gala, which was held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on May 23, 2011.

ASIRT is a nonprofit organization that promotes global road safety through education, advocacy and targeted road safety projects in low and middle-income countries. Rochelle Sobel founded ASIRT in 1995 following the death of her son, Aron Sobel, who was killed in a bus crash in Turkey. In response to Aron’s death, the U.S. Ambassador to Ankara recommended the creation of a road safety organization to protect both American citizens abroad and the residents of countries around the world.

Dr. Hyder is honored to receive this award, and the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit looks forward to future collaborations with ASIRT. For more information about the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, please contact us.


Cathy Silberman, executive director of ASIRT, and Dr. Adnan Hyder.