CDC’s Cox honored as top federal employee

first_imgSep 28, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Influenza expert Nancy Cox, PhD, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was named federal employee of the year yesterday by a nonprofit group.Cox, 58, director of the CDC’s Influenza Division, received the award in Washington, DC, from the Partnership for Public Service, a nongovernmental organization that promotes excellence in government employees. She was honored for her work to help the United States and the world prepare for an influenza pandemic, according to a CDC news release yesterday.”Nancy Cox embodies the best of what CDC is about—world-class scientists serving on the front lines each and every day to protect America’s health,” said CDC Director Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, in the CDC release. “Her dedication and leadership of CDC’s influenza activities are truly making a difference in the country’s fight against seasonal influenza as well as in the world’s preparation for the next influenza pandemic.””I’m very honored to receive this award,” Cox said in the CDC release. “I feel like it’s a reflection of the excellent work done by many, many people who’ve worked on influenza at CDC—both in the past and present—and have helped build our influenza program into what it is today.”An Iowa native, Cox received a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology from Iowa State University and a doctorate in virology from the University of Cambridge, England. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, before joining the CDC in 1975.Cox assumed leadership of the CDC’s 14-person influenza group in 1992. The division now comprises more than 100 staff members.Under Cox’s direction, the Influenza Division monitors for new influenza strains or outbreaks that could signal a pandemic, assists countries around the globe in investigating flu outbreaks, recommends strains for the seasonal flu vaccine, and conducts a variety of influenza virus studies, according to the CDC news release.Cox has received numerous scientific and achievement awards, the CDC said. In addition, she was recognized by Time magazine as one of 2006’s 100 most influential people and by Newsweek as one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.”See also:Sep 27 CDC news release read more

Anti-Doping Control Agency: Tuka is clean, take a look at how Bosse pushed Amel after the Race

first_img(Source: Anti-Doping Control Agency of B&H made a statement regarding the allegations of French athlete Pierre Ambroise Bosse that Amel Tuka was doped at the World Championship in Athletics, which was held in Beijing.The agency claimed that our best athlete was tested in April, and that the results came out negative.“According to our information, Amel Tuka was tested in Turkey this year and recently in Monaco, where the results came out negative as well. Of course that Amel Tuka will be tested in Beijing, and most probably multiple times. Amel Tuka is a member of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) of athletes in B&H, and he professionally fulfilled all of the obligations towards the Anti-doping control agency of B&H, and represents a true example of a top class athlete and professional, according to a statement of the Agency, which congratulated Amel on this occasion.To recall, Tuka won a bronze medal at the 800 meters, while the Frenchman achieved the result of 1.46,63. He improved his ranking and personal record, and emphasized that he could get to the bronze medal.Bosse said for the French media that the second-placed Polish Adam Kszczot came off the track during the race and that Amel Tuka was doped, so their medals are not deserved.Cameras recorded the detail when Bosse pushed Amel Tuka with his shoulder after the race. Take a look at this detail in our video!last_img read more