Richard Jackson to be honored by the Breast Cancer Fund

Dr. Richard Jackson will receive the Breast Cancer Fund's Heroes Tribute award for his work in biomonitoring as a tool for improving public health. The award honors people who have made significant contributions to the reduction of the environmental causes of breast cancer.
Currently a professor of environmental health at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Jackson has served in many leadership positions with the California Department of Health Services. He was state Health Officer under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and for nine years was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta. In June 2005, Dr. Jackson received the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award from President Bush for his outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievement in service to the nation.