HHS Honors Two from NIH
The Federal Asian Pacific American Council recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Dr. Howard K. Koh Award for Excellence in Leadership at HHS and the 2020 Dr. Francisco S. Sy Award for Excellence in Mentorship at HHS.
The Koh award recognizes an employee from the Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community who exemplifies outstanding leadership, service integrity and excellence, and has significantly contributed to the HHS mission.
The Sy award recognizes an employee from the AANHPI community who has provided exceptional mentorship to others and fostered their professional growth and career development.
Dr. Paul Liu, deputy scientific director and a senior investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute, shared the Koh award with Dr. Robin M. Ikeda, associate director for policy and strategy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Sheue-yann Cheng, a senior investigator and chief of the gene regulation section at the National Cancer Institute, received the Sy Award.