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Winners of the 2011 Charles C. Shepard Science Awards

The Office of the Associate Director for Science is honored to announce the 2011 Charles C. Shepard Science Award Winners. The Charles C. Shepard Science Award is the preeminent honor recognizing excellence in science at CDC/ATSDR. For more information about the origin of the award and the life of Dr. Charles C. Shepard, please see the Award History page.

The nominated articles were judged on scientific merit and the significance of their effect on the missions of CDC/ATSDR. Following is a complete citation of the winning article, listed by category and by the authors’ full name.


Assessment and Epidemiology


Stacy Holzbauer, Aaron DeVries, James Sejvar, Christine Lees, Jennifer Adjemian, Jennifer McQuiston, Carlota Medus, Catherine Lexau, Julie Harris, Sergio Recuenco, Ermias Belay, James Howell, Bryan Buss, Mady Hornig, John Gibbins, Scott Brueck, Kirk Smith, Richard Danila, W. Ian Lipkin, Daniel Lachance, P. James Dyck, and Ruth Lynfield

Epidemiologic Investigation of Immune-Mediated Polyradiculoneuropathy among Abattoir Workers Exposed to Porcine Brain

PloS ONE 2010;5(3):e9782

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Prevention and Control


Charles Chasela, Michael Hudgens, Denise Jamieson, Dumbani Kayira, Mina Hosseinipour, Athena Kourtis, Francis Martinson, Gerald Tegha, Rodney Knight, Yusef Ahmed, Deborah Kamwendo, Irving Hoffman, Sascha Ellington, Zebrone Kacheche, Alice Soko, Jeffery Wiener, Susan Fiscus, Peter Kazembe, Innocent Mofolo, Maggie Chigwenembe, Dorothy Sichali, and Charles van der Horst

Maternal or Infant Antiretroviral Drugs to Reduce HIV-1 Transmission

The New England Journal of Medicine 2010;362(24):2271-2281.

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Laboratory and Methods


Robert Gilmore, Jr, Rebekah Howison, Babrielle Dietrich, Toni Patton, Dawn Clifton, James Carroll

The bba64 Gene of Borrelia Burgdorferi, the Lyme Disease Agent, is Critical for Mammalian Infection via Tick Bite Transmission

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2010;107(16):7515-7520

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2011 Shepard Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Kathleen Kreiss, MD

Chief of NIOSH’s Field Studies Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies

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