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January 27, 2005

Manning Feinleib Honored with Lilienfeld Award

Maning Feinleib, MD, DrPH

Manning Feinleib, MD, DrPH

Manning Feinleib, MD, DrPH, professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received the Abraham Lilienfeld Award for 2004. Dr. Feinleid received the award from the American College of Epidemiology for his outstanding lifetime contributions to epidemiology research, education and service. In presenting its award, the College declared Dr. Feinleib as having “one of the most productive and outstanding careers in epidemiology in the second half of the 20th century.”

The Lilienfeld Award is the College's most prestigious honor, which is given in memory of Abraham Lilienfeld, an outstanding teacher, scholar and founder of the American College of Epidemiology. He was also the former chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Feinleib was presented with the award during the annual meeting of the American College of Epidemiology.

Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Feinleib spent 16 years with the National Institutes of Health, where he made numerous contributions to the epidemiology of cardiovascular and eye disease. In 1983, Dr. Feinleib became director of the National Center for Health Statistics. He is also an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the author of more than 300 scientific articles.—Tim Parsons