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Vol. LXI, No. 8
April 17, 2009

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Dr. Tiffani Bailey Lash

NIGMS’s Bailey Lash Receives Technology Leader Award

Dr. Tiffani Bailey Lash was among more than 300 engineers and scientists who received 2009 Modern-Day Technology Leader Awards from U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. Bailey Lash, who serves as an AAAS science and technology policy fellow in the NIGMS Office of the Director, was recognized for her accomplishments in science and her leadership in the workplace and community. In her role at NIGMS, Bailey Lash contributes to the development of policies and procedures concerning grants management, administration, review and workforce diversity efforts. She also serves as a visiting assistant professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Chemical & Life Sciences at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining NIGMS, Bailey Lash earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from North Carolina State University.

Valerie Wampler

CIT Team Honored by Tech Council

The Government Information Technology Executive Council has awarded the GITEC 2009 Project Management Excellence Award to the NIH Federated Identity Service team, led by Debbie Bucci and Valerie Wampler (shown, r) of CIT. Federated identity provides biomedical scientists and clinical researchers a virtual community of shared resources across research institutions and disciplines. Such collaboration enhances scientific discoveries and advances the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. For more information on NIH Federated Identity Services, email nihfederationrequest@


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