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NIH Record Awardees

Shisler Wins First Salzman Award

Dr. Joanna Shisler recently accepted the first annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award in Virology, including a plaque and a prize of $2,500, presented by the Foundation for the NIH. The award honors the memory of Dr. Norman P. Salzman, a pioneer in the field of molecular virology and a noted teacher and mentor. Shisler, a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID, was honored for her work entitled "A human dermatotropic poxvirus gene product functions as a bona fide selenoprotein and protects against ultraviolet- and peroxide-induced apoptosis." She is shown here with mentor and laboratory chief Dr. Bernard Moss, who also received a plaque at a ceremony Nov. 18 at the Cloister. Shisler was selected from 22 nominees by a committee of distinguished scientists from NIH and outside organizations. The committee was chaired by Dr. Clifford Lane, clinical director of NIAID. The memorial award, which will be made annually by the NIH Foundation, recognizes outstanding postdoctoral researchers in virology at NIH.

OPM Honors Work/Life Center

NIH's Work and Family Life Center, directed by Corliss Taylor, has won the 1999 Office of Personnel Management Director's Award for Outstanding Work/Life Programs. The award was made Nov. 10 in a ceremony at OPM headquarters downtown. The NIH center was honored along with two other top-rated work/life programs — at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Defense Logistics Agency at Ft. Belvoir. The HHS Work/Life Center in Washington, D.C., won an honorable mention.

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