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Marjorie Cahn Receives Ervin Award for Outstanding Contributions in Public Health

Marjorie Cahn, former head of NLM's National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), received the Theodore R. Ervin Award from the Public Health Foundation (PHF) on April 24th.

The Ervin Award recognizes her many contributions to the mission of PHF, including: 1) engaging PHF as a member of the Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals initiative; 2) helping to create the Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project; 3) spearheading recruitment and retention initiatives of the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice; and 4) ensuring the success of the Community Health Status Indicators project (online county health profiles due to be released in September 2007). Information about these initiatives appears on NICHSR's "Health Services Research and Public Health Information Programs" page, at //

The Ervin Award was established by the PHF in 1993, in honor of Ted Ervin, who was a member of the PHF Board of Directors from 1982 to 1989 and served as the organization's first chairman, from 1982 to 1984.

Cahn joined the NLM staff in 1991 and retired in 2006. Among other honors in a distinguished career that included posts at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the Urban Institute, she received the NIH Merit Award in 1997, for establishing and leading NICHSR.

Marj Cahn Accepting Award

Marj Cahn receives the Theodore R. Ervin Award from Dr. Leslie M. Beitsch, Director, Center on Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University, and Chair of the Board of Directors, Public Health Foundation.