2020 NIH Director's Awards: Office of the Director

A message from Dr. Larry Tabak, John Burklow, and Dr. Tara Schwetz, Office of the Director


Scientific/Medical

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation NIH Collaboration Team
For extraordinary leadership and management of efforts to establish a new initiative to cure sickle cell disease and HIV using gene-based approaches.

Diana Finzi, NIAID
Jacquelyn A. Godin, OD
Mary Groesch, NHLBI
Jill E. Heemskerk, NIBIB
William K. Hoots, NHLBI
Joel Islam, NHLBI
Renate H. Myles, OD
Amy Pate Patterson, NHLBI
Mary E. Perry, OD
Sarah W. Read, NIAID
Allan Shipp, NHLBI
Jessica M. Tucker, OD
Elizabeth L. Wilder, OD

Khara M. Ramos, NINDS
For extraordinary dedication, diplomacy, and intellectual leadership in defining NIH's role as an influential voice in the ethical conduct of all neuroscience research.


Administrative

Jennifer L. Bazinet, OD
For extraordinary management and coordination of the ACD Working Group on Changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment.

Bethesda Campus Pedestrian Safety Team
For exceptional service in dramatically improving pedestrian safety throughout the NIH Bethesda Campus by upgrading nine intersections and twenty mid-block pedestrian crossings.

Danita K. Broadnax, OD
Israel L. Burch, OD
Sean K. Cullinane, OD
Brandon K. Hartz, OD
Matthew D. Heavey, OD
Michael N. Herson, OD
David S. Johnson, OD

Peter H. Ludgate, OD
Phillip R. Mendez, OD
Michael K. Oppelt, OD
Zachary C. Price, OD
Susan M. Roberts, OD
Nadia E. Shelby, OD
George C. Sudek, OD

Stephanie E. Clipper, OD
For leadership in revitalizing and spearheading development of a central communications contract at the NIH designed to expedite access to high-quality communications services throughout NIH.

Congressional Visits Team
For exceptional leadership in organizing various visits to NIH for Members of Congress and Congressional staff.

Phyllis M. Ampofo, NIMH
Jenna J. Bauer, OD
Laura D. Berkson, OD
Jean E. Berube, NHLBI
Ernest W. Branson, OD
Carmen C. Brewer, NIDCD
Lawrence Brown, OD
Julia E. Casselle, OD
Maureen E. Clark, NCI
Joseph D. Comproni, OD
Donna P. Crews, OD
Sean K. Cullinane, OD
Louise M. Davis, OD
Christopher L. Everett, OD
Holly J. Gibbons, NCI
Jessica M. Gill, NINR
Adrienne Hallet, OD
Patricia B. Hansberger, OD
Melinda D. Haskins, NIAID
Lauren G. Higgins, OD
MK Holohan, NCI
Karen A. LaMontagne, OD

Michael McClain, ORF
Michael J. McGraw, OD
Jessica McIlvene, NINR
Julia M. Mejia, OD
Sharon L. Milgram, OD
Michelle D. Mitchell, OD
Essence R. Motley, OD
Lauren E. Mullman, OD
Donna M. Phillips, OD
Rachel C. Pollock, OD
Steven A. Rosenberg, NCI
David A. Saeger, CC
Elka M. Scordalakes-Ferrante, NIDCD
Sara E. Selgrade, NIAID
Michael J. Somoya, OD
Maggi Stakem, CC
John F. Tisdale, NHLBI
Carolyn T. Ugolino, NCI
Thuy N. Vo, OD
Brigitte Widemann, NCI
Darryl J. Wilson, OD
Carlos A. Zarate, NIMH

Executive Secretariat NIH Director's Staff Services Team
In recognition for their singular focus and insightful, dedicated writing, editing, analysis, and response on behalf and in support of the NIH Director.

Gwendolyn C. Coley, OD
Colleen E. Crone, OD
Caitlin E. Di Mantova, OD
Greta L. Doswell, OD
Chelsea M. Ellis, OD

Jamie Gale, OD
Rachel C. Pollock, OD
Leslie D. Twyman, OD
Shannon E. Wooldridge, OD

Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL)
For organizing and coordinating the rollout of the NIH HEAL Initiative FY 2019 awards announcement.

Rebecca G. Baker, OD
John T. Burklow, OD
Amanda B. Fine, OD
Jill S. George, OD
Renate H. Myles, OD

Kimberly A. Pelis, OD
Kimberly S. Seigfreid, OD
Erin D. Spaniol, OD
Emma M. Wojtowicz, OD
 

Jerry E. Moore, OD
For extraordinary initiative and leadership as the NIH Regulations Officer & career achievements over the last 43 years resulting in substantial operational benefits for NIH.

NIH Anti-Harassment Training Committee
For exemplary creativity and initiative in developing the content for and launching of NIH's Anti-Harassment Training and enforcement process.

Debra C. Chew, OD
Kendrick T. Gibbs, OD
Hyo-Jung A. Han, OD
Jessica E. Hawkins, OD
Thomas M. Holscher, OD
Camille M. Hoover, NIDDK
Treava S. Hopkins-Laboy, OD

Wendell J. Jordan-Brangman, CIT
Shelma M. Little, OD
David E. Michael, OD
Zaib Nisar, OD
Roland A. Owens, OD
Stephon L. Scott, OD
Camila Torrella, NIDDK

OER Foreign Influence Response Team
For exceptional efforts in responding to foreign influences on research integrity.

Sally A. Amero, OD
Jodi B. Black, OD
Francesca Bosetti, NINDS
Michelle G. Bulls, OD
Liza Q. Bundesen, OD
Diane W. Dean, OD

Tracy L. Gentile, OD
Meenaxi M. Hiremath, NIMH
Minna M. Liang, NIDA
Thomas R. Mason, OD
Patricia A. Valdez, OD


Technical/Clerical/Support

Leonard J. Goldman, OD
In recognition of dedication to the NIH animal research program and Division of Veterinary Resources' mission of providing research support to the scientific community.

Bradley S. Rupert, OD
In recognition of dedication to and collaboration with the Clinical Research Center benefitting the patients, staff clinicians and the research mission of the NIH.

Gregory M. Stohlman, OD
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the administrative workload of the Division of Radiation Safety.


Common Fund Leadership

NIH Common Fund BEST Awards Leadership & Review Team
For outstanding leadership and evaluation of the NIH Common Fund Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) awards facilitating transformation and culture change in biomedical research training.

Alison E. Gammie, NIGMS
Stephen J. Korn, NINDS
Patricia A. Labosky, OD

Rebecca N. Lenzi, OD
Pauline K. Lund, OD


Mentoring

Mary L. Garcia-Cazarin, OD
For exemplary performance while demonstrating significant leadership, skill, and ability in serving as a mentor.


Additional Awards

EDI

Rachel Kenlaw Ramirez, OD
Rosalina Bray, OD

Commissioned Corps

RADM Timothy Holtz, OD
CAPT Derek Newcomer, OD
CAPT Christine Hunter, OD
CDR Evan Shukan, OD
CDR Leo Gumapas, OD

Recognition across NIH

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

CIT

Roozbeh  Saffari Ashtiani, OD
Denny F. Bermudez, OD
Stacy H. Charland, OD
Tsanming J. Chou, OD
John J. Conlon, OD
William P. Cullen, OD
Inna  Faenson, OD
Jennifer J. Freese, OD
Ronald J. Frost, OD
Dean A. Gelinas, OD
Dawn M. Gonchar, OD
Denis O. Granado-Lobo, OD
Ryan C. Harvey, OD
Andrew K. Hastings, OD
Charlotte A. Hayes, OD
William Higdon, OD
Dmitriy V. Kokiyelov, OD
Sara A. Mattix, OD
Bronislav  Mezheritsky, OD
Catherine V. Milano, OD
Scott J. Mogar, OD
Renee A. Morgan, OD
Fortunate O. Nwosu, OD
David B. Olson, OD
Shaun D. Ratliff, OD
Alex A. Salah, OD
Carlos  Sanchez, OD
James W. Seach, OD
Michael D. Shannon, OD
Amber A. Simco, OD
Meredith  Stein, OD
Christopher R. Stenger, OD
Roman  Tokman, OD
Alina V. Tretyak, OD
Timothy L. Watkins, OD
Jeffrey H. Weiner, OD
Jacquelyn M. Wilson, OD
Mikhail  Yelovich, OD
Dawn A. Ziebarth, OD

NCI

Stacey J. Adam, OD
Anna Z. Amar, OD
Jenny L. Peterson-Klaus, OD
Lynn M. Smelkinson, OD
David N. Wholley, OD

NEI

Emily M. Ballou, OD
Fanta  Kamara, OD
James A. Keisler, OD
George L. Martinez, OD
Margaret A. Straubinger, OD

NIA

Johanna T. Dwyer, OD

NIBIB

Julia V. Berzhanskaya, OD
Tyler K. Best, OD
Eugene F. Civillico, OD
Kristina N. Faulk, OD
Wendy M. Knosp, OD
Felicia M. Qashu, OD

NIGMS

Ravikumar  Basavappa, OD
Susan K. Gregurick, OD
Malgorzata M. Klosek, OD
Ana E. Murcia, OD
Lyl G. Tomlinson, OD
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