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  • Marilyn Hair received the Jeannie Peeper Presidential Lifetime Leadership Award for her contributions to those in the rare disease community that have fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. In the News
    ASPPH Friday Letter | August 26, 2016
  • For the first time, every doctor in the United States will receive a letter from the US surgeon general urging them to curb use of opioids and providing tips on prescribing the drugs. Gary Franklin is quoted. In the News
    CNN | August 25, 2016
  • City leaders and emergency responders across the country are trying to figure out how to keep people safe during more frequent and intense heat waves, and how to cool urban cores. Tania Busch Isaksen is quoted. In the News
    ClimateWire | August 24, 2016