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Vol.12, Nos.1-2   February 2002

Patrinos Wins Award as Distinguished Executive

Aristides Patrinos, DOE Associate Director for Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Science, received a 2001 Presidential Rank Award in the Distinguished Executives category. (www.opm.gov/ses/presrankaward.html) He was cited for exemplary leadership of the Human Genome and Global Climate Change programs, which have resulted in extraordinary public benefits and international recognition.

This prestigious and unique award is granted to only 1% of career members of the government’s Senior Executive Services who have provided exceptional service to the American people over an extended period of time. Through a rigorous selection process focused on leadership in producing results, winners are nominated by their agency heads, evaluated by boards of private citizens, and approved by the President. Distinguished Executives receive a lump-sum payment of 35% of their base pay, a silver pin, and a framed certificate signed by the President.

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Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.