Dr. Mehdi Hazari wins the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Dr. Hazari was nominated for the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for demonstrating how inhalation of low levels of air pollutants like particulate matter and ozone could increase susceptibility to cardiac events, such as heart attacks. His research is receiving international recognition and is under consideration for inclusion in the update of worldwide standards.

The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The purpose of the award is to encourage the development of science leaders and highlight the importance of science and technology.

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