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Published: Tuesday, 5/28/2002

Brush Wellman scientists lauded for disease study

ELMORE, Ohio - Researchers at a local company received top national honors for excellence in engineering and physical sciences.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recognized Brush Wellman researchers Michael Kent and Mike Berakis for their study of chronic beryllium disease.

They received the 2002 Alice Hamilton Award, which is presented each year on the basis of rigorous reviews by panels of scientific experts.

The men worked on a study by Brush Wellman and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to identify an appropriate measure of assessing potential risk of work-related chronic beryllium disease.

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