Tabor Receives McDonald's Award
Dr. Derrick C. Tabor, an expert consultant with the NIGMS Division of Minority Opportunities in Research, has been named a 1999 McDonald's Black History Maker of Today in the area of science. The award recognizes prominent African Americans in the fields of government, sports, medicine, technology, entertainment, education, entrepreneurship, journalism, science and volunteerism. Throughout his career, Tabor has been active in encouraging underrepresented minorities to pursue academically challenging high school courses such as calculus, chemistry and biology in preparation for careers in the biomedical sciences.
Tabor was among 10 individuals selected to receive the honor, which consists of an engraved crystal award. It was presented to him during a reception Feb. 18 in Washington, D.C.