National Academies news: Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science

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SELMAN A. WAKSMAN AWARD IN MICROBIOLOGY - a prize of $5,000 given every two years in recognition of excellence in the field of microbiology - goes to LUCY SHAPIRO, director, Beckman Center, and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif. Shapiro was chosen "for her pioneering work revealing the bacterial cell as an integrated system with transcriptional circuitry interwoven with the 3-D deployment of regulatory and morphological proteins." The award is supported by the Foundation for Microbiology and has been presented since 1968.

Also to be honored at the May 2 ceremony is WILLIAM H. FOEGE, Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Presidential Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, who was chosen to receive the Academy's PUBLIC WELFARE MEDAL. The Academy selected Foege "for his contributions to eradicating disease and defining the public health mission, and for his leadership in building institutions committed to the public welfare." The medal was established to recognize distinguished contributions in the application of science to the public welfare and has been presented since 1914.


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