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The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced in March the death of Congressman William Lehman at the age of 91. Congressman Lehman is the reason the Injury Center exists today. As chairman of an appropriations subcommittee, he was responsible for appropriating the initial $10 million awarded to the CDC to establish a new "Center for Injury Control" and support trauma research grants. The CDC established the William Lehman Injury Pioneer Award, and at the center’s 10 year anniversary celebration on Capitol Hill in 2002, Dr Gerberding presented the first William Lehman Injury Pioneer Award to Congressman Lehman. To quote the CDC’s announcement of the Congressman’s passing “Congressman Lehman was an incredible champion for the injury community”.

The Division of Violence Prevention, part of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, has announced the sudden death of Dr Linda E Saltzman. Linda passed away on 8 March 2005. The violence prevention community and those who find themselves affected by violent acts lost a friend and a champion for their safety with Linda’s passing. She brought a wealth of knowledge and a caring heart to her work. Linda began her CDC career in 1984, arriving from Mankato State University. Her work at the CDC focused on prevention of …

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