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February 9, 2018
Milestones
Presidential Rank Awards Honor Four from NIH

NLM retiree Betsy Humphreys Camille Hoover of NIDDK Kate O’Sullivan of NHLBI Alex Rosenthal of NIAID
Among recent Presidential Rank awardees are (from l) NLM retiree Betsy Humphreys, Camille Hoover of NIDDK, Kate O’Sullivan of NHLBI and Alex Rosenthal of NIAID. Honorees were recognized at a leadership summit held at D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel.

Three NIH’ers and one recent retiree were recognized with Presidential Rank Awards recently at an all-day leadership summit at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel.

Betsy Humphreys, who concluded a distinguished career as deputy director of the National Library of Medicine last year, was one of 36 winners of the annual Distinguished Rank Award. That honor includes a bonus of 35 percent of base salary for extraordinary results achieved during a career.

Among the 115 winners of the Meritorious Rank Award, given for sustained accomplishment and resulting in a bonus of 20 percent of salary, are Camille Hoover, executive officer at NIDDK; Kate O’Sullivan, executive officer at NHLBI; and Alex Rosenthal, chief technology officer at NIAID.

The awards were hosted by the Senior Executives Association.

Former NCI Biostatistician Nam Mourned

Jun-mo Nam, formerly a biostatistician in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, died on Jan. 4.

Jun-mo Nam, a former biostatistician in NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, died Jan. 4.
Jun-mo Nam, a former biostatistician in NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, died Jan. 4.

He came to NCI in 1969 to work for Dr. John Gart in the mathematical statistics and applied mathematics section of the Biometry Branch. He retired from the Biostatistics Branch after a 43-year career, but came to the office regularly as a special volunteer until June 2017.

Nam was admired for his comportment and devotion to work and the NCI mission. He authored about 80 publications in biostatistical methods and the medical sciences. His statistical publications addressed efficient statistical inference, optimal study design, measurement agreement, sample size calculations and statistical genetics.

He was a member of the International Biometric Association and the American Statistical Association. In 2011, he received the Sustained Outstanding Contributions to Korean Scientists Engineering Association in America Award for lifetime achievements, presented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea.

Besides statistical theory and methods, Nam was interested and knowledgeable about military history, particularly about World War II and the Korean War, of which he was a veteran.

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