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Outstanding Support Scientist 2009--Present

This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a support scientist who, under the direction of the principal investigator, lab director or supervisor, has been highly instrumental in the accomplishments and successes of the lab or regulatory review office.  This nominee must demonstrate a high degree of dedication and assistance in the conception, development, technical aspects, and implementation of laboratory or regulatory review projects.

2019
Elizabeth Reed, MS
For outstanding scientific support of microbiological and genomic research leading directly to the prevention of Salmonella and hemorrhagic E. coli on and in fresh market produce.

2018
Tim Muruvanda

For outstanding laboratory support in whole genome sequencing and in providing the numerous FDA offices with timely data used to make key regulatory decisions.

2017
Tina C. Crosby, MS

For outstanding contributions to CVM's aquaculture research program supporting judicious use of antimicrobials, new animal drug application reviews, and surveillance of illegal drug residues.

2016
George John Kastanis, MS

For outstanding laboratory support in whole genome sequencing and in providing the numerous FDA offices with timely data used to make key regulatory decisions. 

2015
Edward Gordon

For the development of methods and specimen to test efficacy of disinfector apparatuses.

2014
Qingsu Xia, MD

In recognition of superior research accomplishments and sustained scientific productivity in the study of pyrrolizidine alkaloid-induced carcinogenesis

2013
Martin Ho, MS

For significant statistical and scientific contributions to the FDA within DBS, CDRH, and in FDA-wide activities.

2012
Edward L. E. Jester

For outstanding contributions in the development and implementation of rapid screening and confirmatory methods for chemical contaminants in seafood

2011
Kevin White

For outstanding work in support of the development of mass spectrometric methods for the analysis of marine toxins and mycotoxins

2010
David Melka, MS

For distinguished service as CFSAN’s PulseNet investigator in conducting detailed analytical support and data interpretation related to foodborne outbreak responses and compliance efforts for 2009

2009
Kathleen R. El Said

For outstanding contributions in the development of methods for aquaculture drugs and marine biotoxins in seafood species