Dr Marilyn Fingerhut receives the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alice Hamilton Award
Dr Marilyn Fingerhut, former Vice-President of ICOH, received the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alice Hamilton Award on May 23. The nomination was submitted by Dave Zalk, former President of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) and an active AIHA member.
The picture shows Dr Fingerhut being introduced by AIHA President Cindy Ostrowski.
“With a professional career spanning over 50 years, it can be objectively stated that Dr. Marilyn Fingerhut, PhD may be one of the most successful, inspirational, innovative, and well-rounded champions of occupational health and industrial hygiene on the national and international levels. She retired from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), where she worked for more than 25 years as an epidemiologist, manager, and chief of staff. She also worked for NIOSH at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland and she continues as a consultant for NIOSH. Throughout her career at NIOSH and WHO, she was a never-ending champion of the industrial hygiene profession internationally. She served as International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Vice President for Scientific Committees for the Trienniums 2006-2009 and 2015-2018.
This award is presented to an outstanding woman who has made a definitive, lasting achievement in the field of occupational and environmental hygiene through public and community service, social reform, technological innovation, or advancements in the scientific approach to the recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace hazards. Dr. Fingerhut was nominated by David M. Zalk, PhD, CIH, MPH.”