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NIEHS’s Wilcox a ‘Sammies’ Finalist

Dr. Allen Wilcox

Dr. Allen Wilcox’s research has led to discoveries of environmental factors that affect birth defects, fundamental advances in understanding miscarriage and improved methods for studying fertility.

Photo: Steve McCaw

NIEHS epidemiologist Dr. Allen Wilcox is a finalist for one of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies. This is the second year that the Partnership for Public Service is adding a People’s Choice Award to the eight awards that will be chosen by the official selection committee. 

Anyone with a Facebook account may vote once a day, between now and Sept. 9.

The organization’s web site featured a story on Wilcox’s achievements throughout his career as a groundbreaking researcher in the epidemiologic study of human reproduction.

You may support Wilcox by visiting the People’s Choice Award page ( and voting once a day and by sharing the news with colleagues and friends. 

Winners will be announced Sept. 20 at a gala celebration.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Associate Editor: Carla Garnett

Staff Writers:

Eric Bock

Dana Talesnik

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