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NIH Record Awardees

NIMH Logo Honored

The new NIMH logo received Print Magazine's regional design annual award for 1999. Among the approximately 4,000 submissions for the Washington/Baltimore region, Print Magazine selected 72 designs, which were featured in the magazine's September/October issue.

"We're very pleased that Print Magazine showcased the NIMH design," said Clarissa Wittenberg, director, NIMH Office of Communications and Public Liaison. "This is one of the most prestigious contests in the design and advertising communities, so the award is an honor."

Print Magazine, which debuted in 1946, began its regional design annual in 1981 to recognize quality productions across the nation, displayed by locale rather than by category. Their Web site is at

Hallett Wins Visiting Professorship

Dr. Mark Hallett, chief of the Medical Neurology Branch and clinical director, NINDS, was recently named the G. Milton Shy visiting professor for the year 2000. The professorship was established in 1971 to honor the memory of Shy, who developed the intramural program of what is now NINDS in 1953 and became the first chief of the institute's Medical Neurology Branch and its first clinical director. Shy's contributions to the field of neurology are numerous. Perhaps his most important contribution was the discovery of five muscle diseases: central core disease, megaconial myopathy, pleoconial myopathy, myotubular myopathy, and nemaline myopathy. Each year members of the Shy Memorial Fund select a neurologist to visit the three institutions — NIH, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania — on which Shy had a great impact.

Kirschstein Congratulates QWL Awardees

NIH acting director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein congratulates Dr. Anne Miller-Chisholm of NIDCR and Jeff Fellows of ORS, two of the dozens of NIH'ers honored recently with 1999 Quality of Work Life Awards, which recognize superior performance or special efforts to advance the quality of work life at NIH, and as a result the quality of science. They reinforce the growing importance of improving the NIH workplace and of helping employees balance their work and personal lives. Nominations were evaluated according to individuals, teams, and organizations that excelled in one or more of the six areas of NIH's strategy to enhance work life quality: strengthen family-friendly work programs, strengthen workplace learning and change management activities, improve communication with employees, promote effectiveness of diversity management, and foster overall workplace improvement.

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