Researchers from the Rutgers School of Public Health have been honored by the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) at its annual meeting with the Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper Award. The award was presented to first author, Dr. Ambarina S. Faiz, at the 2014 Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Seattle, Washington.
The membership and editors nominate papers published in a scientific journal the previous year for consideration for awards. The ISEE names a Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper winner and one Honorable Mention recipient.
The manuscript, “Does ambient air pollution trigger stillbirth?” published in Epidemiology, Vol 24:538-44, July 2013 was selected for the “Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper” for its outstanding contribution to the knowledge of environmental epidemiology and because of its quality, originality, importance and expected impact. Besides Dr. Faiz, the authors include Drs. George G. Rhoads, Kitaw Demissie and Yong Lin from the Rutgers School of Public Health, Dr. Lakota Kruse from the New Jersey Department of Health, and Dr. David Q. Rich from the University of Rochester Medical Center. The research was completed as part of Dr. Faiz’s doctoral dissertation.