|Description:||This is one in a series of twenty-four images (PHIL 16125 - 16148) captured at a memorial ceremony exhibit entitled, “Honoring Dr. Stephen B. Thacker”. This pen, which sat atop Dr. Thacker’s desk, was inscribed with the words, “Stephen B. Thacker, M.D., M.Sc., Asst. Dir. for Science, CEHIC”.|
CEHIC was the Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, later renamed the National Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control (NCEHIC), and is now the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). Dr. Thacker was Acting Director of NCEHIC/NCEH in 1993, while Director Dr. Vernon Houk was ill, and Dr. Thacker’s acquisition of this pen came just prior to his directorship.
The photographic series was compiled March, 2013. The CDC Public Health Library and Information Center hosted an exhibit honoring Dr. Thacker’s life and contributions to the CDC. The exhibit remained on display from early February, through the EIS Conference in late April of 2013.