APAO Solicits Awards 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 achievements. Nominations are being solicited for four categories through Oct. 22. The categories are 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—to recognize achievements by visiting fellows, clinical fellows and research fellows who have spent fewer than 7 years at NIH; and Kuan-Teh Jeang Distinguished Service—for 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 have worked (within the previous year) at NIH. Awardees will be honored at the NIH APAO Awards Ceremony in December in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1.
Submit a one-page narrative/statement to support why you think an individual deserves recognition and include a CV of the nominee. You may nominate different individuals for the appropriate award category. A review committee composed of members from APAO and non-members representing several ICs and former award recipients will evaluate all nominations. Submit nominations electronically no later than COB Oct. 22 to Dr. Shioko Kimura, awards committee chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, ask for the two-page awards nomination manual.