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Rep. Sherwood Boehlert Receives Award from AIBS

AIBS President commends House Science Chairman for his support of science

Washington, DC—To cap off its 2006 Annual Meeting, held 24 - 25 May, the American Institute of Biological Sciences presented House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY, with an award commending him for his distinguished record of service and his support for the biological sciences.

Boehlert recently announced his retirement after representing his own House district, New York's 24th, for 24 years. He has been a member of the Science Committee for the duration of his congressional career and has chaired it since 2001. During his tenure he has supported a robust national science portfolio and has helped to secure crucial boosts in funding for agencies like the National Science Foundation.

AIBS President Kent Holsinger said, "Science is losing a strong ally in Congressman Boehlert. We are pleased to honor him with this award."

The presentation took place at the Westin Grand Hotel in Washington, DC. It was the lead event of this year's AIBS Annual Meeting, on the topic of "Biodiversity: The Interplay of Science, Valuation, and Policy."

For more information on AIBS Annual Meetings, visit http://www.aibs.org/events/annual-meeting.

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