|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”. Depicted here, was the National Center for Environmental Health award presented to Dr. Thacker while he was the Center’s director, 1993-94. The inscription of the award’s brass plate reads, “Stephen B. Thacker, M.D., M.Sc., The NCEH Laboratory, 1993-1994, Uses Good Science to Separate Facts from Fiction”.|
“CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.”.
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.