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2020 Gold Medal Award

AWARD CITATION

The group is recognized for developing standards to improve the decision-making process and response to biological threat agents by first responders.  The suite of standards include standard methods for powder collection, operational guidelines for first responders, and the first NIST live cell reference material. The suite of standards has been refined in field and interlaboratory studies with professional rescue personnel. These efforts have strengthened the national biothreat response and increased quality of results used to support high-stakes public safety decision-making.

GROUP AWARD

Nancy Lin

Supervisory Biomedical Engineer
Material Measurement Laboratory

James Filliben

Mathematical Statistician
Information Technology Laboratory

Lindsay Harris

Biological Science Technician
Material Measurement Laboratory

Zvi Kelman

Biologist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Sandra Da Silva

Research Chemist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Steven Lund

Mathematical Statistician
Information Technology Laboratory

Nathanael Olson

Biologist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Jennifer Verkouteren

Physical Scientist
Material Measurement Laboratory