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2018 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Awards

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Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award

Individual Awards

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

  • Mark A. Stopfer, NICHD


Group Awards

Remarkable Heroism In An Emergency Team

For their remarkable heroism in an emergency involving an NIH employee.

  • Ryan Hash, NICHD
  • Kelly Robinson, NICHD
  • Paula Stonebanks, NICHD
  • Robert Tamburro, NICHD

Individual Awards

For her sustained efforts and outstanding accomplishments, longstanding dedication, and ongoing superb contributions in service of NICHD and the NIH community.

  • Sandra J. Ott, NICHD

For leadership and vision in supporting and coordinating rehabilitation research across the NIH, with other federal partners, and throughout the research and advocacy community.

  • Alison Cernich, NICHD

For an extraordinary research career resulting in multiple discoveries that have transformed our understanding of childhood growth and growth disorders.

  • Jeffrey Baron, NICHD


Group Awards

Medical Rehabilitation Research Coordinating Committee

For exemplary team-based efforts to stimulate trans institute and agency rehabilitation research and to collaboratively create and publish the NIH Rehabilitation Research Plan.

  • Rosalina O. Bray, OD
  • Alison Cernich, NICHD
  • Leighton Chan, CC
  • Daofen Chen, NINDS
  • Theresa Cruz, NICHD
  • Diane Damiano, CC
  • William Elwood, OD
  • Abby Ershow, OD
  • Jerome Fleg, NHLBI
  • Thomas N. Greenwell, NEI
  • Lyn Jakeman, NINDS
  • Teresa Jones, NIDDK
  • Lyndon Joseph, NIA
  • Denise M. Juliano Bult, NIMH
  • Susan Marden, NICHD
  • Mary Michel, NICHD
  • Ralph Nitkin, NICHD
  • Ann M. O'Mara, NCI
  • David M. Panchision, NIMH
  • Melissa Parisi, NICHD
  • Grace Peng, NIBIB
  • Louis Quatrano, NICHD
  • Julia Rowland, NCI
  • Lana O. Shekim, NIDCD
  • David Shurtleff, NCCIH
  • Biao Tian, CSR
  • Lois Tully, NINR
  • Charles Washabaugh, NIAMS
  • Cheri I. Wiggs, NEI

Recognition Across NIH

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


  • Alison Cernich, NICHD


  • Denise A. Russo, NICHD


  • Reiko Toyama, NICHD


  • Triesta M. Fowler-Lee, NICHD
  • Brenda R. Hanning, NICHD


  • Earl H. Blansfield, NICHD
  • Tinera B. Fobbs, NICHD
  • Sandra J. Ott, NICHD
  • Rodney Rivera, NICHD
  • Catherine Spong, NICHD