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People in Education: Tim Ford to receive microbiology award

May 16, 2006 -- From MSU News Service

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Tim Ford, professor and head of the Montana State University microbiology department, will receive the Gen-Probe Joseph Award May 22 in Orlando, Fla., during the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Ford will receive a $2,000 cash prize, commemorative piece and $2,000 travel stipend. He will also be an honored guest and lecturer at the ASM meeting. The award honors Ford as a distinguished microbiologist for his exemplary leadership and service in public health. Ford specializes in environmental health and water. His recent work relating to biofilms has focused on the survival of pathogens in drinking water and routes of exposure. His work has elevated worldwide awareness of health risks from water.

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