Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Service to America, or Sammies, honor of Federal Employee of the Year has been awarded to Kizzmekia S. Corbett, Ph.D. and Barney S. Graham, M.D., Ph.D. for research work into Coronavirus vaccines at NIH.

Their work “led to the development of highly effective vaccines in record time that are protecting hundreds of millions of people from contracting the deadly coronavirus that swept across the globe in 2020 and 2021,” according to the Partnership for Public Service. Graham, now retired, was deputy director of the NIH vaccine research center, and Corbett, now at Harvard University, headed the Coronavirus research team in the viral pathogenesis laboratory.


The People’s Choice winners were Ana B. Hinojosa and Eric Choy, executive director and deputy director of the CBP trade remedy law enforcement directorate, for directing “enforcement actions against companies seeking to import goods produced by forced labor in China and other countries as part of a broader human rights effort to curb modern–day slavery.”

The Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Award winner was Evan R. Kwerel, Ph.D., senior economic advisor in the FCC’s office of economics and analytics, for pioneering “the use of competitive spectrum auctions to allocate the public airwaves for sound, data and video transmissions, helping fuel the digital revolution while adding more than $200 billion to the government’s coffers.”

A full list of winners is at https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees.

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