38 Clinical Center staff honored at NIH Director's Awards Ceremony
This year, 834 awardees from all 27 institutes and centers within NIH were recognized at the NIH Directors Awards Ceremony July 15.
"I do look forward every year, to having a chance to recognize the achievements of the remarkable folks who have done inspiring things, who come to NIH with a passion to change the world and who do that," said NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins at the start of the ceremony.
The NIH Director's Awards recognizes the highest achievements of groups and individual in the three categories: Scientific/Medical, Administrative and Technical/Clerical/Support. The Common Fund Leadership awards, Ruth L. Kirchstein Mentoring Award, Alan S. Rabson Award for Clinical Care and the NIH Work/Life and well-Being Champion were also presented at the ceremony.
The following Clinical Center staff received individual or group awards (only Clinical Center staff are listed). View additional award winners listed in the brochure (NIH staff only) or by watching the ceremony (NIH staff only). View photos (NIH staff only).
Harvey Klein was nominated in recognition of his support and leadership in the development the cell processing capabilities at the NIH Clinical Center.
Joseph Kovacs was nominated for contributing to virtually all the major advances in Pneumocystis research over three decades, dramatically enhancing the way this pathogen is understood and managed.
Kathy Arnold was nominated in recognition of highly effective, long-term management of a highly successful ACGME Program.
Karen Kaczorowski was nominated in recognition of her excellence and professionalism in leading the patient administration activities of the Clinical Center, touching every patient on an intramural research protocol.
Clinical Center Code Yellow Leadership Team was nominated for exceptional, dedicated and creative clinical and operational leadership during the Code Yellow brought about by the flooding of the ACRF.
- Diane Aker
- Michele Evans
- Karen Kaczorowski
- Gwenyth Wallen
Hospice Unit Establishment Team was nominated for the work done over the past two years to create and open a dedicated hospice unit at the Clinical Center.
- Joan Aaron
- Allison Adams
- Karen Baker
- Kathleen Baxley
- Mok Chung Cheng
- Ann Cohen-Berger
- Dolores Elliott
- Shirley Gorospe
- Pamela Horwitz
- Deborah Kolakowski
- Beca Kulinovich
- Margaret Mahon
- Wendy Manning
- Megan Mikula
- John Pollack
- Gwenyth Wallen
- Tony Young
Colleen A. McGowan was nominated as part of the NIH Hiring Controls Committee for outstanding leadership in establishing and executing the hiring controls process, improving the efficiency of central workforce management for NIH, as part of Optimize NIH.
Thu Cao was nominated in recognition of the exceptional administrative support provided to the Patient Support Services Department at the NIH Clinical Center.
Nutrition Cook Supervisor Group was nominated in recognition of exemplary work in managing food services above and beyond expectations during prolonged and persistent staffing shortages in food service and production staff.
- Kasan Bryant
- Sean Dancy
- Esther Diaz
- Sara Pugh
- Jamar Reed
Dan Lonnerdal was nominated for exemplary performance while demonstrating significant leadership, skill and ability in serving as a mentor.
Nominated by the OD:
IRB Operations and Reorganization Team was nominated for the extraordinary effort and persistence in supporting and establishing the office of IRB Operations and the reorganization of the NIH HRPP.
- Virginia Guptill
The Anti-Harassment Program was nominated in recognition of exceptional efforts in development and deployment of the NIH Anti-Harassment Program.
- Justin Cohen
- Liana Juarez
- Donovan Kuehn
The NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Team was nominated in recognition of exceptional contributions in the publication of funding opportunities announcements (FOAs) for The NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative.
- Henry Masur
2019 PHS Commissioned Corps Awards:
CDR Merel Kozlosky, was awarded the PHS NIH Commissioned Corps Outstanding Service Medal for continuous outstanding leadership in nutrition research, management, nutrition education and training in support of NIH and USPHS missions.
CDR Fortin S. Georges, was awarded the PHS NIH Commissioned Corps Outstanding Unit Citation as part of the NIH Ebola Research Pharmacy Team in Liberia for outstanding contributions toward global public health by implementing mission critical research pharmacy operations and local pharmacy staff training.
- Cindy Fisher and Maria Maslennikov