FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2007
Contact: Holly Menninger
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AIBS PRESIDENT-ELECT TO RECEIVE 2006 NATIONAL MEDAL OF SCIENCE
Dr. Rita Colwell will be honored for pioneering work in biological research
WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, July 27, 2007, President George W. Bush will present Dr. Rita Colwell, President-Elect of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, with the 2006 National Medal of Science. The award is the nation's highest honor for scientists.