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2023 National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Awards

A message from Dr. Eric Green, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award

Individual Awards

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

  • Daphne W. Bell, NHGRI


Individual Awards

In recognition of superior and exemplary contributions to NIH budget processes and significant assistance to the broader NIH budget and Administrative communities.

  • Michael A. Lacy, NHGRI

Emerging Leaders

Individual Awards

For exceptional leadership over the NHGRI History of Genomics Program and supporting a vision of genomics as a science for all.

  • Christopher Donohue, NHGRI

Mission Support

Individual Awards

For consistently going far beyond regular duty assignments and expectations to create engaging social media content in support of the NIH's mission.

  • Jennifer Montooth, NHGRI

Scientific/Medical - Research

Group Awards

Democratizing Education for Sickle Cell Disease Gene Therapy Project Team

For the creation and dissemination of first-of-their-kind patient education resources through the Democratizing Education for Sickle Cell Disease Gene Therapy Project.

  • Kiana Amini, NHGRI
  • Vence Bonham, NHGRI
  • Ashley Buscetta, NHGRI
  • Radwanullah Kakar, NHGRI
  • Darryl L. Leja, NHGRI
  • Mauresa Pittman, NHGRI
  • Hasmin Ramirez, NHGRI
  • Kenya Smith, NHGRI
  • Sonja Soo, NHGRI

Recognition Across NIH

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


  • Brian O'Connor, NHGRI


  • Bettie J. Graham, NHGRI


  • Jyoti Dayal, NHGRI
  • Erin M. Ramos, NHGRI


  • Heather Colley, NHGRI
  • Jyoti Dayal, NHGRI
  • Colin F. Fletcher, NHGRI
  • Sarah Hutchison, NHGRI
  • Deanna L. Ingersoll, NHGRI
  • Teri Manolio, NHGRI


  • Christina Daulton, NHGRI
  • Christie Gunter, NHGRI
  • Ebony Madden, NHGRI
  • Ajay Pillai, NHGRI
  • Maya Vanzanten, NHGRI