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Four PML Researchers to Receive Flemming Awards

The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University has announced that four PML staff members are being honored with 2012 Arthur S. Flemming Awards.


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Gretchen Campbell

Gretchen Campbell (Quantum Measurement Division) is being honored in the “basic science” category for pioneering accomplishments in the emerging field of atomtronics.







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Michal Chojnacky

Michal Chojnacky (Sensor Science Division) is being honored in the “social science, clinical trials and translational research” category for translating research in temperature measurement to public health clinics and primary care physician offices to help ensure the potency of over $3.6 billion dollars of vaccines distributed each year through programs administered by the CDC.





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Leticia Pibida
Leticia Pibida (Radiation and Biomolecular Physics Division) is being honored in the “leadership and/or management” category for her tireless efforts to ensure that the Nation's security and first response communities have the radiation detection equipment they need, designed to the highest standards and for the intended users in their continuing efforts to guard the Nation against radiological and nuclear threats on U.S. soil.






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Joel Ullom
Joel Ullom (Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division) is being honored in the “applied science and engineering” category for developing and deploying a revolutionary new type of high-resolution radiation detector to solve important national measurement problems related to nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear forensics, and advanced materials analysis.






In a speech before the Washington, D.C. Downtown Jaycees in the late 1940s, Dr. Arthur S. Flemming suggested that the group create an award to recognize exceptional young employees within the federal government. Flemming felt that a chapter in the nation’s capital was in the perfect position to educate the public about the contributions young civil servants make to America.

In 1948, the Downtown Jaycees established and presented the first Flemming Awards. Since 1998, the awards have been administered by The George Washington University, which this year will present the awards at a ceremony on June 10.