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March 17, 2006

Nelson Recognized for Epidemiologic Work

Kenrad Nelson, MD
Kenrad Nelson, MD

Kenrad Nelson, MD, a professor in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Epidemiology, recently received two honors for his dedication to the field of epidemiology. He was elected president of the American Epidemiological Society for 2006-2007 and he received a Recognition Medal from the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) for his collaboration with scientists from the Republic of Georgia.

The American Epidemiological Society is a group of 350-400 members who meet annually to discuss various epidemiological issues. The Society was founded in 1927 and has counted among its members Wade H. Frost, Alexander Langmuir, Jonas Salk and Abraham Lilienfeld.

Late last year, the CRDF awarded Nelson a Recognition Medal at the organization’s 10th anniversary celebration. The Foundation, a non-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress and established by the National Science Foundation, promotes international scientific and technical collaboration, primarily between the United States and Eurasia (former Soviet Union countries), through grants, technical resources and training. In his announcement letter, Charles T. Owens, CRDF president and CEO, recognized Nelson as “an effective spokesperson for the power of international scientific collaboration.”

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