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Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
Len Fishman
For Release:
March 17, 1999
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Tom Breslin
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State Epidemiologist to Receive Educator of the Year Award

New Jersey State Epidemiologist Eddy A. Bresnitz, M.D., M.S., will receive the Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM). The award will be presented to Dr. Bresnitz during the Association's annual conference in Arlington, Virginia, on Saturday, March 20.

ATPM is a national non-profit organization of medical educators, practitioners, residents and students. Its mission is to advance individual and community health promotion and disease prevention in the education of physicians and other health professionals. The organization selected Dr. Bresnitz based on his distinguished accomplishments in teaching and research.

"The recognition from my peers in education and public health is truly a highlight of my professional career," Dr. Bresnitz said. "I am pleased to have the opportunity to apply my medical education background to the practice of public health at the Department of Health and Senior Services and the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey," he added.

Dr. Bresnitz was appointed as the New Jersey State Epidemiologist and Assistant Commissioner for Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Health Programs at the Department in February of this year. He brings an extensive background in epidemiological research and education to the Department. He was also recently appointed as a professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition, Dr. Bresnitz has written and collaborated on many published articles for medical and public health journals.

Before joining the Department, Dr. Bresnitz held the Katharine Boucot Sturgis endowed chair of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine at the M.C.P.-Hahnemann School of Medicine, University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Bresnitz earned his M.D. from McGill University and his M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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