Dr. Frederick Murphy wins second annual Penn Vet World Leadership Award.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Leader in virology, pathology given world veterinary award– JAVMA News
Dr. Frederick A. Murphy has led research on deadly viruses, including Marburg and Ebola.
As director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, he was the first veterinarian to hold such a high-ranking position in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He estimates he has authored and co-authored about 450 articles, chapters, and books during his career.
Dr. Murphy is the second winner of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award, a prize that comes with $100,000 in unrestricted funding. The award is underwritten by the Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation.>>MORE.
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