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Kapikian Receives Award of Distinction

NIAID's Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian recently received the Award of Distinction of the Cornell University Weill Medical College Alumni Association during commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Cornell University in 1956. He was recognized for his outstanding lifetime scientific contributions in the fields of epidemiology, virology and vaccinology. Kapikian is head of the epidemiology section of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. He has devoted his career to studying the causes and prevention of viral diseases with special emphasis on viral gastroenteritis and infant diarrheal diseases.

CFC Honors Bransons

NIH photographers Ernie (second from l) and Bill Branson display their award for "Best Photographic Coverage" of the Combined Federal Campaign. Joining them in celebration are Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, NIH acting director, and Dr. Stephen Katz (r), NIAMS director and 2000 NIH CFC vice-chair. The honor was one of four DHHS awards out of a total of 15 bestowed by the CFC in its communications category.

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