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2023 National Eye Institute (NEI) Awards

A message from Dr. Michael Chiang, Director, National Eye Institute.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award

Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award Individual Awards

For exemplary performance while demonstrating significant leadership, skill, and ability in serving as a mentor.

  • Laura Campello-Blasco, NEI

Customer Service

Customer Service Group Awards

NEI Space and Facilities Management Team

For exceptional commitment and delivery of excellent customer service that supports critical scientific research.

  • Amy Mercado, NEI
  • Daniel Molina, NEI

Customer Service Individual Awards

For consistently providing exceptional customer service.

  • Kyla DeLaine, NEI

Scientific/Medical - Clinical Care

Scientific/Medical - Clinical Care Group Awards

STEM RPE Surgical Transplant Dream Team

For the advancement of science through the execution of the first-in-human autologous stem cell RPE transplantation surgery and the excellent peri- and post-operative care of the patient.

  • Juan A. Amaral, NEI
  • Mikee Andres, CC
  • Belinda D. Avila, CC
  • Richard Balta, CC
  • Francesca Barone, NEI
  • Kapil Bharti, NEI
  • Devika Bose, NEI
  • Irina Bunea, NEI
  • Kristi Creel, NEI
  • Mitra Farnoodian Tedrick, NEI
  • Jeffrey Fein, CC
  • Josephine Fleming, CC
  • Ellaine Galindez-Balut, NEI
  • Angel H. Garced, NEI
  • Steven Highfill, CC
  • Valeria Hoang, CC
  • Fang Hua, CC
  • Balendu Jha, NEI
  • Amir Kashani, NEI
  • Shilpa Kodati, NEI
  • Xiaowei Lu, CC
  • Maria Magone De Quadros Costa, NEI
  • Arvydas Maminishkis, NEI
  • Roba Megersa, CC
  • Omar S. Memon, NEI
  • Ning Miao, CC
  • Jair Montford, NEI
  • Davide Ortolan, NEI
  • Joann Postadan, CC
  • Paulette A. Price, CC
  • Fnu Ruchi, NEI
  • Sarmila Sarkar, CC
  • Robert P. Somerville, CC
  • David F. Stroncek, CC
  • Henry Wiley, NEI
  • George Williams, NEI
  • Congxiao Zhang, NEI

Scientific/Medical - Research

Scientific/Medical - Research Group Awards

Eye on the Future Campaign Team

For the successful design and execution of the inaugural NEI Eye on the Future Campaign.

  • Krystal Allen-Worthington, NEI
  • Juan M. Angueyra-Aristizabal, NEI
  • Marie A. Bernard, OD
  • Bevil Conway, NEI
  • Maria Costello Crumley, NEI
  • Mary Frances Cotch, NEI
  • Lesley Earl, NEI
  • Devina Fan, NEI
  • Rosa Lafer-Sousa, NIMH
  • James Liu, NEI
  • Cesar Perez-Gonzalez, NEI
  • Theodore Plemons, NEI
  • David M. Schneeweis, NEI
  • Christina Stamatelatos-Farias, OD
  • Santa J. Tumminia, NEI
  • Maria Zacharias, NEI

Recognition Across NIH

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

FIC

  • Lisa A. Neuhold, NEI
  • Gyan Prakash, NEI

NIMHD

  • Kerry Goetz, NEI

OD

  • Mary Frances Cotch, NEI
  • Shaojian Gao, NEI
  • Jimmy Le, NEI
  • Melanie Reagan, NEI
  • Karen Smith, NEI