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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Awards

A message from Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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COVID-19 Droplet Study Team

In recognition of their contribution to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic by providing the scientific basis for wearing masks to prevent emission of virus-containing oral droplets.

  • Philip A. Anfinrud, NIDDK
  • Adriaan Bax, NIDDK
  • Valentyn Stadnytskyi, NIDDK

Phoenix Indian Medical Center Team

For volunteering to relieve staffing and assist in direct clinical care for patients at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center during the pandemic.

  • Douglas Chin-L. Chang, NIDDK
  • Barbara A. Demers, NIDDK
  • Enrique R. Diaz, NIDDK
  • Sasha M. Kalous-Wessels, NIDDK
  • Karen G. Kavena, NIDDK
  • Jonathan A. Krakoff, NIDDK
  • Helen C. Looker, NIDDK
  • Barbara J. Morales, NIDDK
  • Theresa L. Rodzevik, NIDDK
  • Madhumita Sinha, NIDDK
  • Dacia R. Sorrell, NIDDK
  • Loranda M. Tarrant, NIDDK
  • Ethelena Tessay, NIDDK
  • Susanne Maria B. Votruba, NIDDK

For outstanding achievements in structural elucidation of Alzheimer's disease-associated protein fibrils and development of novel NMR methods.

  • Robert Tycko, NIDDK

For sustained and effective leadership related to health equities and disparities programs, training and expertise within DEM, NIDDK and across NIH.

  • Pamela L. Thornton, NIDDK


For extraordinary commitment and continuous efforts to enhance exposure, education, and training opportunities for community members and staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce.

  • Nicole Y. Ray, NIDDK

Recognition Across NIH

The following individuals are recognized as part of a group hosted by another IC.


  • Robert A. Star, NIDDK


  • William T. Cefalu, NIDDK
  • Ivonne H. Schulman, NIDDK


  • Beena G. Akolkar, NIDDK
  • Michihiko Aramaki, NIDDK
  • Ethan D. Baratz, NIDDK
  • William T. Cefalu, NIDDK
  • Mary E. Evans, NIDDK
  • Rodolfo Ghirlando, NIDDK
  • Smita Jha, NIDDK
  • Paul L. Kimmel, NIDDK
  • Jennifer M. Norton, NIDDK
  • Robert A. Pike, NIDDK
  • Heather I. Rieff, NIDDK
  • Robert C. Rivers, NIDDK
  • Megan S. Startzell, NIDDK
  • Pamela L. Thornton, NIDDK
  • Karen P. Usdin, NIDDK
  • Francisco Velez, NIDDK
  • Julie A. Wallace, NIDDK
  • Elizabeth C. Wright, NIDDK