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NIH Scientists Receive Service to America Medals

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C. Norman Coleman, Homeland Security Medal. External Web Site Policy Coleman, a renowned radiation oncologist, developed a comprehensive roadmap to help the U.S. government and emergency responders prepare for a dreadful scenario – a terrorist attack involving radiological or nuclear materials. Because of his expertise, Coleman was called to advise on the Japanese response to radiation from this year's earthquake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plants.

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William A. Gahl, Science & Environment Medal. External Web Site Policy Gahl is America's leading medical sleuth, a physician dedicated to finding answers for suffering patients with mysterious diseases that have long eluded diagnosis. As the founding director of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program, Gahl brings together a unique combination of elite medical specialists, researchers and federal resources to solve baffling illnesses. Results include successful diagnosis and treatments of diseases so rare that they don't even have names.

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This page last reviewed on September 29, 2011

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