Foundation Honors Radiation Pathologist For Lifetime Of Environmental Research

Author: Ron Kaufman

Arthur Canfield Upton a lifelong researcher in radiation pathology, has been named the first recipient of the Lovelace Medical Foundation's Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Research. Based in Albuquerque, N.Mex., the 46-year-old foundation established the award this year to recognize excellence in basic or applied research dealing with the relationship between the environment and human health. The award, an engraved crystal statue accompanied by a $2,500 cash prize, was presented to Upton in April.

Currently retired and living in Santa Fe, N.Mex., Upton, 70, has devoted his career to teaching and researching many aspects of environmental health sciences. He received his bachelor's and medical degrees in 1944 and 1946, respectively, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

He spent 18 years, 1951-69, as a pathologist in the biology division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in...

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