Martyn Smith Receives Children's Health
Advocate Award

CEHN executive director Nsedu Obot Witherspoon and Martyn Smith

In October 2010, the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) honored Martyn Smith with the Children's Health Advocate Award at its 5th annual reception held in Washington, DC.

Founded in 1992, CEHN is a national organization whose mission is to protect the fetus and the child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthy environment. In addition to Smith, recipients at the ceremony included U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN and Marva King from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Smith is a professor of toxicology at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, director of the Genes and Environment Laboratory, and a principal investigator of the Superfund Research Program. His research interests include the causes of leukemia and lymphoma and the application of biological markers in toxicology and epidemiology.

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