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2021 Gold Medal Award

AWARD CITATION

The group is recognized for developing quantitative assays to detect exposure to COVID-19 and strengthen the rapid response to the ongoing pandemic. In 9 months, the group established NIST as a leader in interagency coordination and global standards development; produced antibody assays to underpin global diagnostics, disease monitoring, and vaccine development; and enabled the development of World Health Organization reference materials distributed worldwide. The group’s efforts directly support accurate clinical tests for COVID-19 today and for potential future pandemics.

GROUP AWARD

Lili Wang

Research Chemist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Linhua Tian

Biologist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Elzafir Elsheikh

Biologist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Sarah Inwood

Biologist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Sheng Lin-Gibson

Supervisory Research Chemist
Material Measurement Laboratory