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Hughes Receives Heroism Award

Joseph "Chip" Hughes, director of the Worker Education and Training Program at NIEHS, received the DHHS Secretary's Recognition Award for Heroism, Exceptional/Volunteer Service at a recent summit on terrorism in New York City. The award cited Hughes' dedicated support of the health and safety of emergency responders and remediation workers at the site of the World Trade Center disaster. Immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he began mobilizing program resources to provide whatever assistance was necessary to make sure the safety and health of the work force remained a high priority, according to the award citation. He managed to get 3,000 respirators to the scene quickly and initiated action to begin monitoring air quality in the area. Hughes also diverted $440,000 to support programs at the site.

Fauci Radio Interview Honored

"The AIDS Crisis," discussed by NIAID director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, on a radio show called "Dialogue," recently tied for best long-form news interview in the 15th annual March of Dimes Achievement in Radio (AIR) Award from the Washington national chapter. The show, with host George Liston Seay, is produced by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and features interviews with public figures, scholars, journalists and authors. The weekly program is carried by 165 cable and radio stations across the U.S., the Armed Forces Network and National Public Radio Worldwide. During the month of January, Fauci's interview can be heard at The program tied with WAMU's "The Man Who Keeps Watch Over on the [Vietnam] Wall."

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