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Fradkin Honored by AMA

Dr. Judith E. Fradkin, director of NIDDK's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, has received the American Medical Association's Dr. Nathan Davis Award for outstanding public service in the advancement of public health. She was honored for her leadership in administering diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic disease research and in guiding the National Diabetes Education Program, a joint project of NIDDK and the CDC. In her 22-year career at NIDDK, Fradkin has created or directed an array of clinical and basic research programs including multi-centered clinical trials, diabetes and cystic fibrosis research centers, consortia to define the genetic and environmental triggers of diabetes, and a research program that defined the metabolic consequences of HIV and its therapy.

Katz Wins Honorary Degree

NIAMS director Dr. Stephen I. Katz (l) recently received an honorary Doctor of Medicine degree from Dean Klaus Peters of the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Many of the scientists Katz has mentored were present for the event, and for his talk, "On Becoming a Physician-Scientist."

NCI's Huntley Recognized

Susan Huntley, quality of work/life officer in the Office of Diversity and Employment Programs, NCI, was recently recognized as one of the first 10 graduates of the Work/Life Certificate Program sponsored by Boston College Center for Work & Family and the Alliance for Work/Life Progress (AWLP). She was presented with a certificate for her professional achievement at the AWLP annual conference in Orlando. The four courses in the Work/Life Certificate Program provide the expertise needed to create and implement an organization-wide work/life strategy that delivers measurable results. Huntley worked with Boston College and the AWLP to bring the certification courses to the Washington, D.C., area, and coordinated the logistics for three courses to be offered in the Natcher Center. As a result, five of the 10 first-time graduates were representatives of federal agencies.

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