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2021 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Awards


Scientific/Medical Individual Awards

For exceptional impact on the field of cognitive neuroscience, by conducting innovative experiments, developing shared resources, and providing novel theoretical frameworks for understanding brain function.

  • Christopher I. Baker, NIMH

For outstanding dedication to and primary programmatic support to the NIMH Director and NIH leadership on SARS-CoV2/Covid initiatives.

  • Susan E. Borja, NIMH


Administrative Group Awards

Intramural Staff Support Group

In recognition of the Staff Support Line Project.

  • Morgan R. Andrews, NIMH
  • Timothy G. Barton, NIMH
  • Jonathan D. Blumenthal, NIMH
  • Julie A. Brintnall-Karabelas, NIMH
  • Kalene T. Dehaut, NIMH
  • Marilla B. Geraci, NIMH
  • Lisa M. Horowitz, NIMH
  • Megan E. Kinnane, NIMH
  • Ellen Leibenluft, NIMH
  • Inna Loutaev, NIMH
  • Marcela B. Montequin, NIMH
  • Maryland Pao, NIMH
  • Daniel S. Pine, NIMH
  • Haniya Raza, NIMH
  • Julia O. Selah, NIMH
  • Stephen H. Sinclair, NIMH
  • Deborah J. Snyder, NIMH
  • Susanna S. Sung, NIMH
  • Jessica M. Vaughan, NIMH

Administrative Individual Awards

For outstanding work leading the ORAP proposals for Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain.

  • Joyce Y. Chung, NIMH

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.

  • Soohyun Lee, NIMH

Recognition Across NIH

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


  • Linda A. Ehler, NIMH


  • Jamie D. Driscoll, NIMH


  • Stacia R. Friedman-Hill, NIMH
  • David I. Leitman, NIMH


  • Mi Sook Moon L. Hillefors, NIMH


  • Crystal L. Barksdale, NIMH
  • Mindy Joy D. Chai, NIMH
  • James D. Churchill, NIMH
  • Kevin P. Conway, NIMH
  • Gregory K. Farber, NIMH
  • Meredith A. Fox, NIMH
  • Gregory L. Greenwood, NIMH
  • Theresa R. Jarosik, NIMH
  • Collene Lawhorn, NIMH
  • Andrea H. Marques, NIMH
  • Anna E. Ordonez, NIMH
  • Maryland Pao, NIMH
  • Adriana J. Pavletic, NIMH
  • Michael I. Reel, NIMH
  • Rebecca F. Rosen, NIMH
  • Belinda E. Sims, NIMH
  • Rita V. Sisco, NIMH
  • Susanna S. Sung, NIMH