NHLBI Director Receives Award
NHLBI director Dr. Claude Lenfant recently received the Nathan Davis Award of the American Medical Association. Named for AMA's founder, the award recognizes government officials whose contributions promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Lenfant is one of 10 honorees for 1998. He was cited for his "oversight of groundbreaking research and clinical trials that have revolutionalized the prevention and treatment of heart disease, stroke and other pulmonary and blood disorders."
NICHD's Haseltine Honored
Dr. Florence P. Haseltine, director of the Center for Population Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, is being honored this fall with three national awards.
On Oct. 10, she received the 1998 Kilby Foundation award for "changing the course of medical history through her dynamic influence on public policy and the funding of medical research to include women in critical clinical trials, saving countless lives in the process."
The Kilby awards recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to society through science, technology, invention, innovation and education.
This month, Haseltine is also being honored by the Mayo Foundation in a permanent "Women in Medicine" exhibit housed in Rochester, Minn., that will periodically travel to conferences throughout the United States. The exhibit honors women who have contributed in areas of public health, allied health, research and medical practice.
In September, Haseltine was named a Women's Health Hero by American Health for Women magazine for her "groundbreaking efforts to thrust women's wellness into the national spotlight, and for helping to ensure that women receive the specialized medical attention they deserve."
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