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President Bush names Cigarroa to National Medal of Science panel Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., UTHSCSA president


April 2003

National Medal of Science panel President Bush nominated Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., Health Science Center president, to be a member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.

Congress created the National Medal of Science in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical or engineering sciences."

The president appoints 12 of the nation’s most prominent leaders in the fields of research, science and engineering to evaluate award nominees.

"We are proud that President Bush has called on Dr. Cigarroa to serve on this important committee," said Mark G. Yudof, chancellor of The University of Texas System. "It is both a fitting recognition of Dr. Cigarroa’s talent and expertise and an honor for Texas that he serves in this capacity."

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