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Press Release
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Office of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sandra Mullin/Andrew Tucker
Thursday, September 19, 2002
(212) 788-5290
(877) 640-1347

MEDIA ADVISORY
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE'S
PUBLIC HEALTH LABS TO BE HONORED FOR EFFORTS
DURING LAST FALL'S ANTHRAX EPISODES


WHAT:
The New York City Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will present the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Public Health Laboratories (PHL) with their Award for Outstanding Achievement in recognition of their leadership, dedication and exceptional overall efforts during the anthrax events of 2001.

Sara T. Beatrice, Ph.D., Director of the City's PHL will accept the award on behalf of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as well issue the meeting's keynote address on New York City's response to bioterrorism.




WHERE:
NYC Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting
Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036



WHEN:
Tomorrow, Friday, Sept 20, 2002
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Keynote address scheduled for approximately 9:45A.M.)



WHO:
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (nyc.gov/health)
NYC Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (www.nycasm.org)


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