Dr. Winfred Malone, of the Chemopreventive Agent Development Research Group in NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention, is one of four finalists for a 2006 Career Achievement Medal. This award honors a federal employee who demonstrates a lifetime commitment to public service. It is part of the Service Achievement Medal program co-founded in 2002 by the Atlantic Media Company and the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. The program recognizes the dedication and extraordinary civil service work of federal workers across America.
Dr. Malone earned a nomination from his pioneering work in the field of cancer prevention research. In the early 1980s, he created a program to evaluate agents with the potential to prevent, reverse, or delay the process of carcinogenesis. He also contributed to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and its Science Advisory Board.
This year's award recipients will be announced on September 27 in Washington, D.C. Additional information is available at http://www2.govexec.com/SAM/.
Monograph on Uses of Dosimetry in Radiation Epidemiology Now Available
All of the studies described have been associated with the REB research program. Featured are papers on dosimetry methods for studies of populations exposed to medical radiation, reconstruction of doses from radioactive fallout from nuclear testing, dosimetry for exposures from the Chornobyl accident, occupational radiation exposures including exposure to radon, A-bomb survivor dosimetry, biodosimetry, and statistical methods to evaluate and account for uncertainty in dose estimates. The monograph is available online at http://www.rrjournal.org/perlserv/?request=get-archive.
FDA Launches New Monitoring Initiative
FDA Deputy Commissioner for Operations Dr. Janet Woodcock will chair the HSP/BIMO steering committee comprising representatives from the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; Center for Food, Safety, and Nutrition; Center for Veterinary Medicine; Office of Regulatory Affairs; and the Office of the Commissioner. HSP/BIMO will collect additional information from industry, academic, and government organizations to improve and expand the program. Additional information is available at http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2006/NEW01396.html.