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NIH Record Awardees

Katz Wins AAD Citation

Dr. Stephen I. Katz, NIAMS director and NCI Dermatology Branch chief, was awarded an American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Presidential Citation on Mar. 13, "for leadership and vision in enhancing international dermatologic relationships and advancing the quality of worldwide dermatologic care." The award was given at the annual AAD meeting at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco.

OCL, Hedetniemi Honored

Janice Hedetniemi, director, Office of Community Liaison, recently accepted the Montgomery County Civic Federation Community Hero Award on behalf of her office from federation president Dr. Jorge L. Ribas. The award recognizes contributions to the quality of county life and was won on the basis of NIH's commitment to create a partnership with surrounding neighborhoods. Ribas said NIH's establishment of "good neighbor" policies and its fostering of constructive dialogue and mutual respect have made NIH a model among federal agencies in the metropolitan area. Hedetniemi also recently learned that she has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2000; she is one of 52 statewide leaders picked to participate in an 8-month program acquainting rising leaders from the public and private sectors with issues facing the state of Maryland and its regions.

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