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New York Medical Society Cites David Carpenter for Outstanding Contributions to Medicine and Research

March 12, 2010

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Dr. David Carpenter

Dr. David O. Carpenter. (photo Mark Schmidt)

University at Albany Professor David O. Carpenter has received the Medical Society of the State of New York 's Albion O. Bernstein, M.D. Award,  given to the physician, surgeon or scientist who has made outstanding contributions to medicine or the prevention of disease during the previous calendar year. The award was presented March 8, 2010, in Albany.

Dr. Carpenter, a professor of environmental health and biomedical sciences and the founding dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health, researches and advocates for the elimination of environmental contaminants, including pesticides, lead, PCBs, particulate air pollution, and electromagnetic radiation.

Dr. Carpenter serves as director of the Institute for Health and Environment at the School of Public Health. He previously served as director of the Wadsworth Laboratory of the New York State Department of Health, and was named to New York's Renewable Energy Task Force, charged with implementing plans to reduce electricity use through new energy efficiency programs in industry and government.

In addition to his research on environmental contaminants, Dr. Carpenter studies animal models of stroke and neurodegenerative diseases and neurotoxic agents. He devotes time to national and international activities in environmental health, and has served on the National Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and on the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board of the International Joint Commission.

Dr. Carpenter received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

The Albion O. Bernstein, M.D. Award was established by the late Morris J. Bernstein in memory of his son, a physician who died in an accident in 1940 while answering a hospital call.

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