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NIEHS Public Health Services officers promoted

By Eddy Ball
October 2010

LCDR Lindia Engram
LCDR Lindia Engram (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

CDR Debra King
CDR Debra King (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

LCDR John McLamb
LCDR John McLamb (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

Three NIEHS employees are among the U.S. Public Health Service Exit NIEHS ( Commissioned Corps officers promoted this year at the 8th Annual NIH Promotion Ceremony on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Lindia Engram, Commander (CDR) Debra King, and LCDR John McLamb were honored for their service with promotions.

"The Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service [PHS] is a unique and integral part of HHS," said NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. "We are proud to have several PHS officers here at NIEHS. ...Please join me in congratulating our NIEHS officers for their hard work and dedication to our nation's health." Birnbaum also thanked the employees' supervisors for their help with the promotion packages.

Engram is an occupational health nurse in the NIEHS Health and Safety Branch, King is a medical technologist in the NTP Clinical Pathology Group, and McLamb is a health physicist in the NIEHS Health and Safety Branch.

The Commissioned Corps is an elite uniformed all-officer organization. The Corps is made up of more than 6,000 full-time, well-trained, highly qualified public health professionals dedicated to delivering the nation's public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science.

According to Service's Web site, USPHS ranks correspond to ranks in the U.S. Navy, with LCDR equivalent to a major and CDR to a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.

A slideshow of the ceremony is available online Exit NIEHS (

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