HHS Honors Seven from NIH
Seven NIH’ers are among winners of the 2019 HHS Departmental Awards, the highest awards issued by the department. They were scheduled to be honored May 6 in the Great Hall of the Hubert H. Humphrey Bldg.
Winning the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service were: Dr. David Henderson, deputy director for clinical care at the Clinical Center and associate director for hospital epidemiology and quality improvement; and Dr. Ira Pastan, NIH distinguished investigator in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI.
Winning the Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Service were: Dr. Laura M. Lee, director, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality at the Clinical Center; and Dr. W. Marston Linehan, senior investigator in NCI’s Urologic Oncology Branch.
Winning the HHS Award for Excellence in Management was Melissa Bronez, associate director for research operations and planning at NCI’s Center for Cancer Research.
Winning the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America was Dr. Henry Masur, senior investigator in the Clinical Center’s critical care medicine department.
And the Career Achievement Award went to Dr. William Gahl, NHGRI clinical director, senior investigator in NHGRI’s Medical Genetics Branch and founder, in 2008, of the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program.