2018 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement: Societal Impact

2018 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement: Societal Impact

August 08, 2018

Award Recipient(s) 

Thirdhand Smoke Research Team: Hugo Destaillats, Lara Gundel, Bo Hang, Jian-Hua Mao, Altaf Sarker, Brett Singer, Mohamad Sleiman, Antoine Snijders, Xiaochen Tang

Accomplishment 

This multidisciplinary and cross-divisional team is honored for decade-long research accomplishments culminating in their discovery that thirdhand smoke, a new tobacco hazard, increases lung cancer risk in mice. This achievement is vital for protecting and improving public health nationwide.