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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

By Oct. 18

APAO Solicits Award Nominations

The NIH Asian & Pacific Islander American Organization (APAO) will continue its tradition of honoring employees in the NIH Asian Pacific American community for their excellence. Nominations are being solicited in four award categories: Scientific Achievement—for scientists/researchers who have made significant accomplishments in biomedical research; Leadership Excellence—for non-scientists and scientists who exemplify leadership excellence by example, mentorship and empowerment of Asian and Pacific Americans to promote diversity and support the overall mission of NIH; Young Investigator—recognizes achievements by visiting fellows, clinical fellows and research fellows who have spent fewer than 7 years at NIH; and Kuan-Teh Jeang Distinguished Service—recognizes an APAO member who has made an outstanding contribution or demonstrated continual high quality service to the NIH Asian Pacific American community. 

Nominees must work or previously have worked (within the past year) at NIH. Awardees will be honored at the NIH APAO Awards holiday luncheon on Dec. 7 in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1.

To nominate, submit a 1-page narrative/statement to support why you think an individual is deserving of recognition and include a CV of the nominee. A review committee composed of APAO members, non-members representing several ICs and former award recipients will evaluate nominations. Submit nominations electronically no later than COB Tuesday, Oct. 18 to Dr. Shioko Kimura at For details, ask for the 2-page Award Nomination Manual.

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