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Cameron Currie receives White House early career award

Cameron R. Currie, an associate professor of bacteriology, was among the 100 scientists honored on Jan. 13 as recipients of this year’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. It’s the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists in the early stages of independent research careers. Currie was nominated by the National Science Foundation. Award winners receive up to a five-year research grant to continue their studies.