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Awards Made to IT Contributors

The NIH automatic data processing-extramural program coordination committee recently held its annual awards ceremony to honor employees who have made exceptional contributions to the extramural community's use of information technology. Chairperson Greg Fischetti, NCI, made the presentations.

Certificates of achievement were awarded to: Dr. Thorsten Fjellstedt, NIEHS, for leadership in initiating and organizing the NIH workshop on extramural enterprise and extension systems; Dr. John J. McGowan, NIAID, for demonstrated leadership in the coordination and consolidation of Electronic Research Administration requirements and priorities; and Donald Tiedemann, CIT, for extraordinary effort and expertise in the continued development of the NIH Electronic Council Book System and the NIDA Extramural Projects System.

Honored at the NIH ADP/EP coordination committee's recent annual awards ceremony were (front, from l) Dr. John J. McGowan, Carol Martin, Sherry Zucker, Robert Fay and (rear, from l) Donald Tiedemann, Donna Frahm, Dr. Thorsten Fjellstedt.

Certificates of appreciation went to: Robert Fay, OD, for exceptional high quality IMPAC II help desk services; Donna Frahm, OD, for outstanding leadership of the ADP/EP coordination committee during her tenure as chairperson; Carol Martin, NHGRI, for outstanding contributions as advocate for IMPAC II reporting requirements; Sherry Zucker, OD, for sustained interest and effort in instructing the extramural community on use of new and existing IMPAC II modules and in keeping the community advised of module status and development.

Following the presentation of awards, committee members and guests had an opportunity to congratulate the recipients and enjoy refreshments.

NCI's Kashmiri Honored by APAO

Dr. Syed V. Kashmiri, a senior scientist in NCI's Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, won the 2001 outstanding achievement award from the Asian/Pacific American Organization at its annual ceremony on May 25. He was cited for his contributions in mentoring young scientists, especially those drawn from minority communities and overseas.

Dr. Syed V. Kashmiri

He was credited with helping his research trainees establish themselves as independent researchers. A number of his former trainees have now developed their own research programs at various institutions in this country and abroad, and are recognized as productive investigators.

Besides postdoctoral fellows, Kashmiri has also encouraged high school students, especially those belonging to minority communities, to work in his laboratory during summer vacations. Many of his former trainees and students have developed enduring ties with him and his laboratory.

A molecular immunologist, Kashmiri pursues a variety of hobbies and interests in his spare time, including poetry in his native language, Urdu.

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