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2012 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Awards


Scientific/Medical Group Awards

Team Neuronext

For achievement in the novel application of Scientific principles and methods to improve the efficency of multi-center trials and accelerate evaluation of new neurological treatments.

  • Janice R. Cordell, NINDS
  • Mihaela C. Frincu, NINDS
  • Petra Kaufmann, NINDS
  • Dawn E. Mcneil, NINDS
  • Claudia S. Moy, NINDS
  • Alice L. Ritz, NINDS
  • Jamie N. Roberts, NINDS

NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Team

For the exemplary and speedy establishment of a robust "virtual pharma" infrastructure and novel funding mechanism to execute drug development projects through to clinical testing.

  • Neeraj Agarwal, NEI
  • Selena L. Arrants, NINDS
  • Annette Carter, NIDA
  • Charles L. Cywin, NINDS
  • Jamie D. Driscoll, NIMH
  • Rebecca M. Farkas, NINDS
  • Rosemarie Filart, NCATS
  • Robert Finkelstein, NINDS
  • Nancy L. Freeman, NIDCD
  • Elizabeth Geiger, OD
  • Thomas N. Greenwell, NEI
  • Amelie K. Gubitz, NINDS
  • Jill E. Heemskerk, NINDS
  • Jon'Lethia A. King, OD
  • Elena V. Koustova, NIDA
  • Cindy P. Lawler, NIEHS
  • Jenna J. Linde, NIAID
  • Alvin R. Little, NIMH
  • Qi-Ying Liu, NIAAA
  • William E. Lyons, NINDS
  • Linda M. Mcgavern, NINDS
  • Enrique L. Michelotti, NIMH
  • Michele N. Pearson, NIMH
  • Lawrence M. Refolo, NIA
  • Zhaoxia Ren, NICHD
  • Ming L. Shih, NIDA
  • David Shurtleff, NIDA
  • Christina M. Vert, NINDS


Administrative Group Awards

NINDS/NHLBI LeveragingEfficiencies Team

For outstanding contributions to the goal of creating eficiencies in administrative areas to increase resources for science.

  • Sohail B. Butt, NHLBI
  • Rita W. Devine, NINDS
  • Yang C. Fann, NINDS
  • Laurie A. Jarvis, NINDS
  • Christine Lam, NINDS
  • James O'Malley, NINDS
  • Gary L. Unger, NHLBI
  • Cheryl A. Wood, NINDS

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.

  • Craig D. Blackstone, NINDS

Recognition Across NIH

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


  • Yuan Liu, NINDS


  • Janice R. Cordell, NINDS
  • Deborah G. Hirtz, NINDS
  • Laura A. Mamounas, NINDS


  • Courtney F. Aklin, NINDS
  • Walter J. Koroshetz, NINDS
  • Salina P. Waddy, NINDS