Rewards of a Volunteer

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Science  20 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5516, pp. 425
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5516.425

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MOZYR, BELARUS-- Akira Sugenoya, a Japanese expert on autoimmune diseases of the thyroid, has spent most of the last 5 years here--a record no thyroid expert from outside the former Soviet Union has matched. His work with children with thyroid cancer has won him a reputation throughout the country, and last fall he became the third foreigner awarded the top medal in Belarus, the Skorina Prize.