Environmental Factor, September 2009, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Kington Honors NIEHS Employees
By Eddy Ball
Twelve NIEHS employees were among recipients of 2009 Director's Awards presented by NIH Acting Director Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D., at a ceremony July 29 in Bethesda, Md.
Epidemiology Branch Chief Dale Sandler, Ph.D., received a Scientific Medical Award for her role as principal investigator of the Sister Study. Program Analyst Liam O'Fallon was recognized with an Administrative Award for his work with the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) initiative. Kington presented an Administrative Award to the seven members of the NIEHS Water Crisis Task Force - Bill Blair, Vicky Englebright, Deborah Gaffney, Gregory Holland, Scott Merkle, Dick Sloane and Mitch Williams.
Former Director of Education and Biomedical Research Marian Johnson-Thompson, Ph.D., and Ebony Bookman, Ph.D., were recognized for their contributions to the first NIH Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities held Decmber 16-18, 2008. Chief of the Scientific Review Branch Terry Nesbitt, D.V.M., Ph.D., was a member of a trans-NIH group honored for their efforts in the Early Stage Investigator Workgroup.