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Benjamin Logan graduate earns national award



Former Zanesfield resident Aaron Folsom, M.D., MPH, has received the 2012 Population Research Prize from the American Heart Association for outstanding contributions to understanding cardiovascular disease at the population level.

The award is presented annually to one scientist in the United States.

The 1971 graduate of Benjamin Logan High School earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1975 from Capital University and a medical degree in 1978 from The Ohio State College of Medicine.

He earned a master of public health degree in epidemiology in 1980 from the University of Michigan in 1980.

A resident of North Oaks, Minn., he has been employed at the University of Minnesota for more than 32 years and has helped author more than 750 scientific publications dealing with risk factors for heart attack, stroke, venous thrombosis and cancer. He is a professor of epidemiology and community health at UM.

The award includes a $5,000 prize and was presented at the opening ceremonies of the recent scientific sessions of the American Heart Association in Los Angeles.

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