Dr. Marilyn Silva, Ph.D, wins James G. Wilson Publication Award
Davis resident Dr. Marilyn Silva, Ph.D, won this year's prestigious James G. Wilson Publication Award for leading a team of CalEPA scientists who studied the efficacy computer-generated models in predicting pesticide-induced birth defects.
Silva was formally recognized at The Teratology Society 56th Annual Meeting in San Antonio on June 25-29. The Teratology Society promotes research directed at birth-defect prevention. The award recognizes the year's best papers published in the journal Birth Defects Research.
Silva's co-authors were DPR researchers Drs. Carolyn Lewis and Eric Kwok, CalEPA's Gina Solomon, and Nathalie Pham, Shoba Iyer, and Lauren Zeise from the CalEPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
"It is a very high honor," Silva said. "It's the highlight of my career."
Silva got a chance to present her team's work at the conference and also received a plaque and $1,500.
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