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Release: Dec. 20, 2002

UI researcher receives inaugural award for radon research

A University of Iowa College of Public Health researcher has received an award from the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST).

R. William Field, Ph.D., a research scientist in the UI department of epidemiology and an adjunct professor in the UI department of occupational and environmental health, was named the recipient of the AARST's Nexus Award at the 12th International Radon Symposium, held last October in Reno, Nev. The award is presented by the association to the symposium presenter whose previous year's submission, or body of work at the previous year's symposium, advances the knowledge of health risks associated with radon that further promotes the health and safety of the public. This is the first year the award has been presented.

Field was awarded for his continued work in the evaluation of radon health risks in the United States and specifically for his 2001 research paper, "A Review of Residential Radon Case-Control Epidemiologic Studies Performed in the United States." The paper was published in the Fall 2001 issue of the journal Reviews on Environmental Health. The paper is available online at

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