Environmental Factor, January 2009, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Director’s Annual Honor Awards Ceremony
By Robin Arnette
NIEHS honored employees at the 2008 Director’s Annual Honor Awards Ceremony in Rodbell Auditorium on December 18. Presenters included Acting Director Samuel Wilson, M.D., Acting Deputy Director William Suk, Ph.D., Executive Officer Marc Hollander, Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) Interim Director Gwen Collman, Ph.D., and Deputy Scientific Director Steven Akiyama, Ph.D. Christine Bruske Flowers, Director of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison, was Mistress of Ceremonies.
Program Analyst and NIEHS Awards Coordinator Diane Crawford organized the event and contacted the winners of the NIH Merit Award, Service Award and Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) Award prior to the ceremony, but the winners of the Unsung Hero and Peer Awards were announced during the celebration.
NIH Merit Award Winners
Office of the Director (OD)— Hugh Tilson, Ph.D.
Division of Intramural Research (DIR)— Patricia Deese and Ronald Melnick, Ph.D.
Office of Management (OM)— Marc Hollander
DIR— Joseph Roycroft, Ph.D., and Molly Vallant
OM— Gregory Holland, Paul Johnson, Christopher Hunt Jr., John McLamb, Scott Merkle, Richard Sloane, William Steinmetz, and William Fitzgerald Jr.
DERT— Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Ph.D., J. P. (Pat) Mastin, Ph.D., Cindy Lawler, Ph.D., Christina Drew, Ph.D., J. T. (Chip) Hughes, Caroline Dilworth, Liam O’Fallon, Carolyn Mason, Jerry Phelps, Gwen Collman, Ph.D., Sharon Beard, Kimberly Gray, Ph.D., Michael Humble, Ph.D., Beth Anderson, Theresa Nesbitt, Ph.D., and Frederick Tyson, Ph.D.
Cross-divisional Collaboration— Denise Lasko, Robin Mackar, Allen Dearry, Ph.D., Mary Wolfe, Ph.D., Diane Spencer, John Bucher, Ph.D., Kristina Thayer, Ph.D., Michael Shelby, Ph.D., and Paul Foster, Ph.D.
Cross-divisional Collaboration— Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., and Trevor Archer, Ph.D.
Cross-divisional Collaboration— Leroy Worth Jr., Ph.D., Srikanth Nadadur, Ph.D., Michael Loewe, David Balshaw, Ph.D., J. P. (Pat) Mastin, Ph.D., Laurie Johnson, Christina Drew, Ph.D., Astrid Haugen, Bennett Van Houten, Ph.D., Jerrold Heindel, Ph.D., Frederick Tyson, Ph.D., and Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
Cross-divisional Collaboration— Raymond Tice, Ph.D., Cynthia Smith, Ph.D., Mary Wolfe, Ph.D., Nigel Walker, Ph.D., Robert Sills, Ph.D., John French, Ph.D., and Paul Foster, Ph.D.
Unsung Hero Awards
Sharon Soward, Susan Booker, Grace Kissling, Ph.D., Dori Germolec, Ph.D., and Joel Abramowitz, Ph.D.
Kimberly Gray, Ph.D., and Jerrold Heindel, Ph.D.
Suraj Dhungana, Ph.D., Yoshihiro Komatsu, Ph.D., Wataru Nakai, Ph.D., Fanny Odet, Ph.D., Denise Ray, Ph.D., Stephen Simons, Ph.D., Krisztian Stadler, Ph.D., Bin Tu, Ph.D., and Adolfo Zurita, Ph.D.
30 years— Antoinette Bridges, Donald Cozart, Deitra Lunney, James Patterson, Denise Warren-Hinton, Richard Irwin, Ph.D., Michael Resnick, Ph.D., Annette Rice, Ph.D., Richard Rowley, Dale Sandler, Ph.D., Emily Starnes, and Molly Vallant
40 years— Joyce Goldstein, Ph.D., and Hannah Harris