Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

International Expert Wins Snyder Award

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

International Expert Wins Snyder Award

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The Walter F. Snyder Award for Achievement in Attaining Environmental Quality, jointly presented by NEHA and NSF International, is named for Walter F. Snyder, who established the National Sanitation Foundation, now NSF International, at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, in 1944. He served as NSF's executive director, pioneering the concept of solving environmental and health problems through cooperation, until his death in 1965. The award consists of a glass-enclosed trophy clock.

Roy Hickman, senior director general for the Canadian government's Environmental Health Directorate, received the Walter F. Snyder Award in recognition of his contributions to improving the quality of life on a worldwide scale.

As a leading expert in irradiation and food safety, and because of his work in developing major environmental legislation in Canada, his expertise and guidance have been sought by organizations around the world. He has advised the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the United Nations Environment Programme, among others. He served a three-year appointment as the first director of the International Project in the Field of Food Irradiation, cosponsored by the FAO/International Atomic Energy Agency, Division of Atomic Agriculture, and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. …

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