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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Pandemic Product Gains Prize

Jim Cheskawich

OD's Jim Cheskawich authored an award-winning book over the coronavirus break.

Book cover shows a man and his dog

Cheskawich's book wins double gold.

When the Record asked readers to talk about projects they’d pursued during lockdown, one new NIH’er literally shared volumes.

“Over the coronavirus break, my fourth book won two gold medals for best in animals/pets non-fiction. The Story of Rex of White Way, The Blizzard King, for Young Readers won gold in a global eLit competition in May 2020,” noted Jim Cheskawich, OD. “On Aug. 16, Rex won a second gold medal in Dan Poynter’s global eBook contest. [My] books have collectively won 6 golds, 3 silvers and a Maxwell as best single breed book. 

“My writing career began in human resources, where I wrote job descriptions and narrative evaluation statements, vacancy announcements, SOPs, and even resumes. I retired the first time as the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration HR director. I am pleased to be back with NIH working in HR as part of our team.”

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