FORA.tv Speaker - Rita Colwell

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Biography

Rita R. Colwell is an environmental microbiologist and scientific administrator. She became the 11th Director of the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) on August 4, 1998 and is Chairman of Canon US Life Sciences, Inc.

In 2004, Dr. Colwell left her position as Director of NSF to become the chief scientist at Canon U.S. Life Sciences, a division of Canon. As of 2008, she was the Chairman of Canon U.S. Life Sciences. She also returned to academic life as a Distinguished Professor at University of Maryland, College Park, as well as at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. In July 2007, Dr. Colwell received the National Medal of Science from United States President George W. Bush. She was the 2008 Leonard Brockington Visitor to Queen's University. In 2010 she was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize.

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Next Decade Technologies: Charles Vest and Rita Colwell

10.08.09 | 00:36:54 min | 0 comments