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PECASE Honors Nine NIH’ers

Nine NIH’ers were recently named recipients of the Presidential Early-Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). PECASE is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to outstanding young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

NIH Recognizes Project SEARCH Grads

In June, seven young adults graduated from Project SEARCH and celebrated with their proud families at a commencement ceremony. The program provides education and career-based training to talented young people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

OAR Director Wins Esperanza/Hope Award

Dr. Maureen Goodenow, NIH associate director for AIDS research and director of the Office of AIDS Research, received the 2019 Esperanza (Hope) Award from the Latino Commission on AIDS on June 7 in New York City.

NIDCD’s Drayna Retires, Will Serve as Scientist Emeritus

Dr. Dennis Drayna retired in June after 22 years of research, service and mentorship at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. He was chief of the section on genetics of communication disorders and the Laboratory of Communication Disorders.

Former NIH Director Wyngaarden Mourned

Former NIH director Dr. James B. Wyngaarden died June 14 at age 94 in Durham, N.C., after a long illness. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, he served as NIH director for more than 7 years.

OAR Deputy Director Named

NIH’s Office of AIDS Research welcomes Dr. Timothy H. Holtz as new deputy director. Most recently, he was stationed as CDC country director at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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