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Eric Nelson will receive the "Kenny Joseph" award from the Peace Officer's Research Association of California (PORAC)

Eric Nelson will receive the award from the Peace Officer's Research Association of California on November 22 2008. The "Kenny Joseph" award is given to an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the advancement of police welfare in the last year. Earlier this year Eric was requested by State Assembly Majority Speaker Karen Bass to research Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in police officers and firefighters in order to quantify the extent of the problem, and the statistical liklihood that MRSA infections are work related. Eric testified five times before California Senate and Assembly committees, leading to passage of AB2754 which Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law recently. The findings will be submitted for publication shortly.

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