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NHLBI Wins Pyramid Award

NHLBI has won a 13th annual Pyramid Award from Montgomery County for helping to advance full inclusion into the community of people with disabilities.

Twelve of the awards are given each year to individuals and employers. NHLBI received the Government Employer Partnership Award. The institute was cited for making "employment of qualified people with disabilities an essential component of its human resources planning through its partnerships in recruitment, retention and advancement efforts."

More than 60 individuals and employers were nominated for awards.

The award is sponsored by the Office of the County Executive, and the Maryland department of health and human services, Office of Human Resources, and commission on people with disabilities.

NHLBI Personnel Officer Barry Rubinstein accepted the honor for the institute at a special ceremony, held at the Bethesda Marriott. Speakers included Rep. Connie Morella, County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, and Connie Caldwell, chair of the Montgomery County commission on people with disabilities.

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