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Rosenberg receives medical research medal

Princeton Professor Leon Rosenberg is the recipient of the 2002 Australian Society for Medical Research Medal.

Rosenberg is a lecturer with the rank of professor in the Department of Molecular Biology . He also teaches in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

The medal is given to an outstanding advocate of medical research in an effort to raise awareness in Australia of the benefits of medical research with the public and to reinforce the value of this investment with state and federal politicians. As part of the award, Rosenberg spent a week in Australia earlier this month lecturing in six cities about the future of medical research.

Rosenberg helped establish the Department of Human Genetics in 1972 at Yale University and was dean of Yale's School of Medicine from 1984 to 1991. He also has served as the chief scientific officer of Bristol-Myers Squib. More recently, Rosenberg chaired a congressionally mandated committee of the Institute of Medicine, a group charged with assessing research priorities at the National Institutes of Health. He is the immediate past president and chief executive officer of Funding First USA, an organization committed to building the case for a sustained long-term national commitment to medical research.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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