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Microbicide advocate honored by <I>Scientific American</I> (14353)

14353Health News2004-11-16

Microbicide advocate honored by Scientific American

Polly Harrison, director of the Alliance for Microbicide Development, which supports research into products women can use to prevent sexually acquired HIV infections, has been named by Scientific American magazine to its "2004 Scientific American 50" list, which recognizes leadership in science and technology over the past year. The December issue of the magazine with the annual top 50 list will be available on newsstands beginning November 23. A ceremony will be held in New York City on Tuesday to honor those named to the annual list. Harrison was named a policy leader in the public health and epidemiology category of the top 50 list. "I am so honored by this nomination," Harrison said in a press statement. "It is important not just to me but to the many scientists, product developers, and advocates who have been working long and hard against considerable odds to make this new technology happen." For more information about the Alliance for Microbicide Development, go online to www.microbicide.org.

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