NIEHS Director Olden Honored
Dr. Kenneth Olden, director of NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program, won the American Public Health Association's Calver Award at APHA's annual meeting Nov. 11 in Philadelphia. He also delivered the keynote address at the APHA environmental section's program at the meeting. APHA is the world's largest organization of public health professionals. Olden was recognized for "more than 10 years as director of the NIEHS and NTP...He has deepened the science of his agency at the same time he has broadened its relevance to public health." In a second award announcement, the Cincinnati area lead advisory committee selected Olden as the first recipient of the Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Award, also bestowed in November. The award acknowledges Olden's leadership role in addressing children's health issues, especially lead poisoning, and recognizes NIEHS's role in a number of initiatives that have enhanced children's health in the Cincinnati area.
Lipsky Wins Howley Prize
Dr. Peter Lipsky, scientific director at NIAMS, was recently awarded the Lee C. Howley, Sr., Prize for Arthritis Research. The Arthritis Foundation award recognizes researchers whose contributions during the previous 5 years have represented a significant advance in the understanding, treatment or prevention of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Lipsky has taken a leadership role in the development of new biological agents for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. He has published landmark papers on mechanisms of immune cell activation, T cell macrophage interactions and the role of B cells in systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogren's syndrome, among others. Lipsky has also received the Distinguished Investigator Award at the 2002 national conference of the American College of Rheumatology.
Atkinson Earns Award of Excellence
Dr. Arthur J. Atkinson, has been awarded the 2002 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Award in Excellence. The award is given to scientists who received a foundation grant at the outset of their careers in a discipline important to the pharmaceutical industry and went on to distinguish themselves through their scientific and/or academic achievements. Atkinson is senior advisor in clinical pharmacology to the Clinical Center director. He has published more than 100 scientific articles, has been lead editor and contributor to two books and has served on the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals.
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