THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) ______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 4, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PHILLIP G. LEWIS, M.D., TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MICKEY LELAND NATIONAL URBAN AIR TOXICS RESEARCH CENTER
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Phillip G. Lewis, M.D., to the Board of Directors of the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxic Research Center.
Dr. Lewis, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, currently serves as the Vice President, Director for Safety, Health and Environment for the Rohm and Haas Company in Philadelphia. Since 1983, he has served as a Teaching Associate in the Division of Occupational Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has also been a Member of the Occupational Health Graduate Nursing Program Advisory Committee at the University of Pennsylvania since 1991. Dr. Lewis previously served as the Chief of Preventive Medicine Activity and Epidemiologist at the Damall Army Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas. Dr. Lewis completed a Doctor of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1976. He also holds a Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) from Johns Hopkins and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Widener University.
The Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center was authorized by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 to study the health effects of air toxics in urban areas. The Center sponsors research grants and contracts on a national basis.