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2017 National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Awards


Scientific/Medical Individual Awards

In recognition of more than two decades of contributions related to the creation and curation of the Breast Cancer Information Core.

  • Lawrence C. Brody, NHGRI


Administrative Group Awards

NIH IRB Internship Program Team

For exceptional initiative in Enhancing the cultural competency and sensitivity of the NIH IRB Internship Program.

  • Rebecca E. Chen, CC
  • Renee D. Goodman, CC
  • Christine Grady, CC
  • Sara C. Hull, NHGRI
  • Reidar K. Lie, CC
  • Victoria L. Willits, NHGRI


Technical/Clerical/Support Individual Awards

For her 20+ years of dedicated service as an important part of the NHGRI team in support of the NIH mission.

  • Laura B. Pike, NHGRI

Common Fund Leadership

Common Fund Leadership Individual Awards

For insight, dedication and leadership toward advancing microbiome research at the NIH.

  • Lita M. Proctor, NHGRI

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.

  • Daniel L. Kastner, NHGRI

Recognition Across NIH

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


  • Paul Cheung, NHGRI
  • Valentina Di Francesco, NHGRI
  • Edson V. Mendonca, NHGRI
  • Samuel H. Moore, NHGRI
  • Emily E. Neveux, NHGRI
  • Anita N. Whitehurst, NHGRI


  • Charles E. Whitley, NHGRI


  • Lita M. Proctor, NHGRI


  • Paul Kruszka, NHGRI
  • Michael W. Smith, NHGRI