2020 NIH Director's Awards: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

A message from Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


NIH Extramural Response Team: E-Cigarettes, Vaping, and EVALI
In recognition of exceptional expertise, effort, and effectiveness in organizing NIH activities to study emerging health threats related to use of e-cigarettes and vaping.

Heather L. Kimmel, NIDA
Rachel A. Mayne, NCI
Lisa A. Postow, NHLBI
Catherine M. Stoney, NHLBI


Katherine H. Kavounis, NHLBI
For her work putting together the Triennial Inclusion Report earlier this year, and assisting in the assembly of the NIH inclusion data.

R35 Working Group
For exemplary teamwork, collaboration, and communication during the renewal and subsequent development of outcome metrics and measures for the R35 Program.

Ebyan A. Addou, NHLBI
Anthony J. Agresti, NHLBI
Narasimhan S. Danthi, NHLBI
Rosa L. Hugo, NHLBI
Andrei L. Kindzelski, NHLBI
Megan S. Mitchell, NHLBI
Melissa H. Nagelin, NHLBI
Eric W. Padmore, NHLBI
Kristen  Page, NHLBI
Dana A. Phares, NHLBI
Lisa A. Postow, NHLBI
Yang  Zhou, NHLBI


Lawrence J. Fine, NHLBI
For exemplary performance while demonstrating significant leadership, skill, and ability in serving as a mentor.

Recognition across NIH

The following individuals are recognized as part of a group hosted by another IC.


Youngsuk Oh, NHLBI


William J. Johnson, NHLBI


Keir C. Neuman, NHLBI
Justin W. Taraska, NHLBI


Denis B. Buxton, NHLBI
Jue Chen, NHLBI
Ronald Q. Warren, NHLBI


Jean E. Berube, NHLBI
Mary Groesch, NHLBI
William K. Hoots, NHLBI
Joel Islam, NHLBI
Amy Pate  Patterson, NHLBI
Alan Shipp, NHLBI
John F. Tisdale, NHLBI
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