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Virus researchers, integration leader among NC Award winners

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Developers of COVID-19 treatments and a champion of public school integration are among the nine latest recipients of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor. Gov. Roy Cooper emceed Thursday’s formal presentation of the North Carolina Awards for 2020 and 2021. The award was created 60 years ago to recognize significant contributions to the state and the nation. Recipients include National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins and Harvard University faculty member Kizzmekia Corbett for COVID-19 work. Dudley Flood is a former Department of Public Instruction administrator who worked to desegregate the state’s K-12 schools. Musician David Holt and historian Timothy Tyson also were honored.