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Francis Collins and Ari Patrinos receive Energy Secretary's Gold Award for Human Genome Project

Collins joined NIH in 1993 to become director of the National Center for Human Genome Research which became NHGRI in 1997. As director, Collins founded the Division of Intramural Research and oversees the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.

Aristides Patrinos, PhD., has been a researcher at the department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory and worked at the Environmental Protection Agency prior to joining DOE in 1986. He has headed the Office of Biological and Environmental Research since 1993. Patrinos oversees research activities including the Genomes to Life program, structural biology, nuclear medicine and health effects, global environmental change and basic research underpinning DOE's environmental restoration effort. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society and the Greek Technical Society.

Secretary Abraham most recently gave the Gold Award in 2002 to Dr. Edward Teller, director emeritus of the department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


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Contact: Jeff Sherwood
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10-Sep-2003


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