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Thomas Michael Valega was American health scientist, administrator. Fellow Society for Biomaterials (chairman awards committee 1977, Special award 1984), American Bat Conservation Society (president 1992-1996), Hawk Watch International (director ABQ NMex. office 1997).

Background

Valega, Thomas Michael was born on May 23, 1937 in Linden, New Jersey, United States. Son of Paul and Anna (Bakalar) B.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1963.

Career

Chemist United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, 1963-1967. Grants associate National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1968. Health science administrator NIAMD-National Institutes of Health, 1969-1972, National Institute of Dental Research-National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1972-1994.

Health science administrator United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1972. Retired, 1994; director Wabasha (Minnesota) Area Chamber of Commerce, 1998-1901. Science director National Eagle Center, Wabasha, 1998-1999.

Secretary-treasurer Implantology Research Group, International Association for Dental Research/AADR, Washington, 1985-1991.

Membership

Fellow Society for Biomaterials (chairman awards committee 1977, Special award 1984), American Bat Conservation Society (president 1992-1996), Hawk Watch International (director ABQ NMex. office 1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bird watching, chiroptera, classical music.

Connections

Married Mary Margaret Orr, August 30, 1958 (divorced December, 1992). Children: Margaret, Thomas, Vinson, Catherine. Married Heidi Hughes, December 31, 1992.