RML's Langton Honored
Brian Langton, 55, a carpenter at NIAID's Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont., was named Montana's Worker of the Year for 1998, an honor bestowed by Dickies Workwear. Taught carpentry by his dad, he has worked at his craft for 23 years at RML. He is also a rancher, community volunteer and horse breaker. He was nominated for the honor by his sister, who said, "He helps build churches and volunteers in 4-H activities and is kind with a loving heart and calloused hands." Langton also won $250, a $200 gift certificate, a watch and a jacket.
Dr. Louis H. Miller, chief of NIAID's Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, has been selected to receive the 1999 Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Science and Invention. At the Apr. 10 ceremony in Wilmington, Del., he will be honored for his contributions to malaria research and for encouraging the development of new ways to treat and control malaria in affected regions of the world. Malaria is the most widespread of all tropical diseases and causes an estimated 1 million to 3 million deaths annually, mainly among children in Africa. The hardest hit countries also suffer enormous economic loss. In his search to combat the disease, Miller has made important discoveries about the genetic tools used by malaria parasites to infect and survive in humans and mosquitoes.