Below is a list of quick links to each of the 2020 MML Accolades for Organizational Excellence where each accolade is described and a list of the awardees and their contributions are provided.
To recognize MML staff members and associates, as well as those in other OUs, who have made MML a better place to work, have gone the extra mile to help MML staff ‘get the job done,’ or who have streamlined processes to make MML operate more efficiently.
For working closely with MML in support of the acquisitions portion of the NIST Service Portal in ServiceNow (AcqSN). As the key interface between users and the AcqSN team, he has provided training, troubleshooting, updates, and ongoing support.
(The team above) For outstanding support on transitioning all staff teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For providing exceptional facilities and safety support to the NIST research program at IBBR through outstanding leadership of the IBBR Facilities and Lab Services Department, and impeccable planning and implementation of complex laboratory infrastructure improvements.
For outstanding support of the Biosystems and Biomaterials Division work updating the quality system, dramatically reducing false alarms from the freezer alarm system, developing complex procurements for DNA sequencing services, and finding solutions for laboratory temperature control during mandatory telework.
To recognize those in MML or at NIST who have gone above and beyond in serving MML staff, associates, and/or stakeholders in their administrative roles or through an administrative function.
For providing sustained high-quality service to the Mass Spectrometry Data Center and MML, often taking initiative beyond her scope of duties to ensure impeccable operations of the group.
For facilitating the most substantial expansion of NIST Mass Spectral Libraries to-date and ensuring staff and associates were provided the support and resources necessary for success.
To recognize an MML staff member or associate who has played a significant role in the support and guidance of others at NIST including students and postdocs.
For persistent, yet patient support of all team members and postdocs during the early stages of project development, which created a multi-disciplinary team capable of assessing fundamental aspects regarding the structural integrity of additively manufactured metals.
For excellence in postdoctoral mentorship, in which he provided project and career guidance for 5 postdocs (3 NRC, 2 associates), simultaneously, while taking over group leader responsibilities.
For significant contributions to the growth and development of administrative staff.
To recognize MML staff members and associates who played a significant role in educational outreach to the community.
(The team above) For establishing Virtual Podium, a virtual symposium platform for scientists to present and discuss compelling scientific research in fields centered on chemistry, biology, and informatics.
To recognize, encourage, and reward safety-related leadership, innovation, preventative or corrective actions, or the implementation of best practices in MML.
For establishing a BSL-2(+) laboratory at IBBR which was recently activated for Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) research. Laboratory creation involved floor plan development, SOP authorship, and coordinating necessary biosafety trainings for well-regulated operations.
For exceptional and invaluable contributions to the NIST Radiation Safety Program and dedicated service as an MML representative on the NIST Ionizing Radiation Safety Committee (IRSC).