The National Institute of General Medical Sciences Director Jeremy Berg was awarded the American Chemical Society's 2011 Public Service Award. "I am very pleased that ACS is recognizing such an effective advocate for basic research who has worked to increase the visibility of chemistry at NIH," says Nancy Jackson, the ACS president, in an NIH press release. "Dr.

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