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NWCPHP Congratulates Jeff Duchin, MD

NWCPHP wishes to extend its congratulations to Jeff Duchin, MD, recipient of the 8th Annual Noreen Harris Award for Excellence in Public Health Epidemiology.
NWCPHP Congratulates Jeff Duchin, MD

Jeff Duchin, MD

October 18, 2011

NWCPHP wishes to extend its congratulations to Jeff Duchin, MD, recipient of the 8th Annual Noreen Harris Award for Excellence in Public Health Epidemiology. For this award, nominations are sought for epidemiologists who have made significant contributions to public health practice in King County, Washington. Awardees are chosen for achievements that include outstanding service in mentoring, high ethical standards in research, diverse professional and personal interests, and a sense of humor.

Duchin is faculty at NWCPHP and acts a key resource for many of our preparedness initiatives. He has served as a content reviewer for our online training modules, presenter for Hot Topics on the H1N1 and SARS outbreaks, and delivered plenary sessions at several Summer Institutes. Duchin is also a co-investigator on a NWCPHP research project looking at the most effective ways to communicate with health care providers.

Duchin is Chief of Communicable Disease Control at Public Health - Seattle & King County. He is also  Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington.

This award commemorates the life and work of Noreen Harris, a senior epidemiologist/veterinarian at Public Health - Seattle & King County known for her work on HIV issues among underserved populations. Harris died unexpectedly in an auto accident in 1994.

Duchin will receive his award at a ceremony on Friday, October 28 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Noreen Harris Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 400 Yesler Building, Seattle, WA. The public is welcome to attend.

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