This award will recognize a federal employee for a significant contribution to the nation in activities related to social services (including economic development and assistance, education, health care, housing, labor and transportation). This medal is accompanied by a $3,000 award.
Position: Chief of Staff and MRSA Program Director
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Residence: Wexford, Pennsylvania
Achievement: Developed and led an initiative that reduced a type of life-threatening, hospital-acquired infections by 60 percent and has been replicated at all 153 VA hospitals and other hospitals across America and parts of the world
Position: Director, National Center for Biotechnology Information
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Residence: Rockville, Maryland
Achievement: Led the development of the groundbreaking PubMed Central database which enhances biomedical research in a way that is accelerating scientific discovery and increasing public knowledge
Position: Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Location: Washington, D.C.
Residence: Washington, D.C.
Achievement: Preventing identity theft by educating more than 120 million American households about the crime
The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service.