Beverly S. Cohen ’53, has been named the recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award, given by American Conference of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) for outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene.
Cohen has conducted research on inhalation exposure and dosimetry, aerosol measurements, and environmental exposure, and written over 100 scientific publications in her field. She has served on numerous national and international expert advisory committees, editorial and review boards of professional journals, and as an officer and director of professional societies. As professor of Environmental Medicine at New York University's School of Medicine, she mentored young scientists and participated in many scientific and administrative programs of the medical center.
A member of ACGIH® since 1980, she served as board chair in 2007 and as chair of the Aire Sampling Instruments Committee for 10 years.
First presented in 1957, the Meritorious Achievement Award is the ACGIH’s oldest award. It has been given to individuals for singular achievement and to groups for collective accomplishment.