NSC announces 2016 Robert F. Borkenstein Award recipient

The Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division of the National Safety Council has named Laura Liddicoat as the recipient of the 2016 Robert F. Borkenstein Award.

Liddicoat is being recognized for her 29 years of work in forensic toxicology at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, as well as for 13 years of service to the Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division, which she now chairs.

“Laura’s passion for saving lives comes through in her work, and her efforts have helped prevent needless tragedies,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC, said in a press release. “Alcohol impairment remains a significant threat on our roadways, and we need solid research to effect both behavior and policy change. Laura has provided just that, and the Council is proud to recognize her with this prestigious award.”

The award, named for Breathalyzer inventor Robert F. Borkenstein, recognizes individuals who, through a lifetime of service, have made outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety.