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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Robin Mackar
(919) 541-0073

13 Nov 2007: Ron Melnick Receives Award from American Public Health Association

On November 4 the American Public Health Association (APHA) awarded Ronald L. Melnick, Ph.D., a scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, the 2007 David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health at its 135th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC.

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