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Nadine Levick, M.D., Receives 2003 SAE Women Engineers Committee (WEC)/BREED Award for Women's Leadership

Warrendale, PA,, May 19, 2003 - Dr. Nadine Levick, an emergency medical care expert, was awarded the 2003 WEC/BREED Award for Women's Leadership in the field of engineering.

The award is designed to honor women in the mobility industry based on the contributions they make both professionally and personally. It recognizes women active in the mobility industry who have achieved the best balance of life by outstanding performance or significant contributions in several key areas including leadership abilities, providing important engineering or technical contributions to the mobility industry, and displaying innovation and uniqueness in achieving corporate and personal goals. This year's recipient is Dr. Nadine Levick.

Dr. Levick is an Australian trained and board certified emergency medicine physician and family medicine practitioner with a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on injury prevention. While her primary background is an emergency physician, she is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of Emergency Vehicle Safety research and development.

Levick has been in the U.S. for 6 years and spent 4½ years at Johns Hopkins as Faculty in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Public Health, and active in the School of Engineering. While at Johns Hopkins, Levick mentored numerous engineering student groups in senior design projects and has supported young engineers in the development of their careers.

Dr. Levick has been active in SAE activities for many years. She has presented a number of her papers at SAE conferences and was a leader in establishing the first SAE TOPTEC Seminar to address Emergency Vehicle Safety. Currently, Levick serves as a faculty member at Columbia University, New York City, as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at Harlem Hospital, and as Director of the Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program.