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2023 National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Awards

A message from Dr. Debara Tucci, Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award

Individual Awards

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

  • Lisa Portnoy, NIDCD

Customer Service

Individual Awards

In recognition of ongoing relentless efforts to support and maintain NIDCD DIR facility maintenance and logistical operations.

  • Joseph DiFrancisco, NIDCD

Scientific/Medical - Research

Individual Awards

For exceptional service and leadership as the NIDCD Acting Clinical Director.

  • Clint Allen, NCI

Recognition Across NIH

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


  • Mark L. Lucano, NIDCD
  • Cendrine Robinson, NIDCD