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No. 3, 2013

DTBE Winners of 2013 NCHHSTP Honor Awards

On Friday, July 19, 2013, CDC's NCHHSTP recognized the employees in its divisions for their valuable contributions. DTBE was well represented at the ceremony. Following are the DTBE recipients of these awards. (Please note: in several categories, the recipients included staff of other divisions as well; we have only included DTBE staff).

Excellence in Frontline Public Health Service - Domestic
  Donato Ruggiero
For exemplary leadership to DTBE by filling multiple significant gaps during numerous staff reductions.

Excellence in Laboratory Research
Laboratory Branch and CDC Global Laboratory Activity
  Lauren Cowan
  Lois Diem
  Denise Hartline
  Dorothy Kaminski
  Kim McCarthy
  Beverly Metchock
  Glenn Morlock
  Bonnie Plikaytis
  Jamie Posey
  David Sikes
  David Temporado
  Sean Toney
For traveling to domestic and international laboratories affiliated with the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium sites, assessing procedures, and sharing knowledge and expertise to strengthen public health research collaboration.

Excellence in Program Delivery
NCHHSTP U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands Workgroup
  Alstead Forbes
  Andrew Heetderks
  Angela Starks
For exemplary leadership and support to the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands through Program Collaboration and Service Integration.

Excellence in Public Health Protection Award
  Sundari Mase
In the face of repeat shortages and other problems that hinder access to second-line drugs (SLD), Dr. Mase has led the medical operations team in DTBE in responding to the SLD shortages.

CDC Director’s Award for Efficiency
TB Outbreak Response Group
  Sandy Althomsons
  Lori Armstrong
  Christopher Etchells
  Tracie Gardner
  Juliana Grant
  Anne Marie France
  Maryam Haddad
  Carla Jeffries
  Lauren Lambert
  Lilia Manangan
  Kiren Mitruka
  Sapna Morris
  Melissa Pagoa
  Krista Powell
  Courtney Yuen
For collaborative spirit and creation of an efficient outbreak response workforce.

Excellence in Human Capital Management – Employee Development (James Virgil Peavy Award)
NCHHSTP Workforce Development Champions Workgroup
  Kathryn Koski
  Linda Leary
For exceptional leadership and innovation in developing key workforce development and work-life balance initiatives.

Excellence in Information Technology
NCHHSTP ATLAS Steering Committee
  Carla Jeffries
For exemplary leadership and innovation of NCHHSTP’s Atlas through Program Collaboration & Service Integration.

Excellence in Volunteer Service Award
  Lee Ann Ramsey
For exemplary leadership and support of inclusion-based Girl Scouting.

CDC Director’s Award for Efficiency
NCHHSTP Policy Award for Center and Division Policy Leadership
  Ann Cronin
For exemplary critical thinking and thoughtful analyses, vital to the successful implementation of NCHHSTP's programs.



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