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Accolades for NIH and NIAID

People are saying great things about NIAID and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Canada Gairdner Global Health Award 2016

Infectious disease expert and NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci has been awarded 2016's Global Health Award from the Gairdner Foundation for his decades of work against HIV/AIDS.

Medicine Maker Power List 2015

Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID’s Director, was selected as the #1 Medicine Maker on the 2015 Power List

NIH Investing in Older Workers

America’s Best Employers -2015, Forbes

NIH was selected as the 69th Best Employer in America, and the 4th Best Government Services Employer in America () on Forbes’ annual list of the 500 best employers across 25 industries. Forbes, in partnership with Statista.com, surveyed more than 20,000 American workers at large U.S. companies, nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and U.S. divisions of multinationals. Visit Forbes for more information and to view the full list.

World's 50 Greatest Leaders – 2015, Fortune

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for over 31 years, is one of only four U.S. government officials on the list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, ranked at number 39. The government and the media continue to turn to Dr. Fauci, who has become America’s doctor when outbreaks such as the Ebola virus crisis hit.

United States of America's Most Attractive Employers – 2015, Universum

The 2015 Universum Student Survey, completed by more than 81,000 undergraduate students, ranked employers most selected as “Ideal” by student respondents. NIH was ranked as the number 2 ideal employer by students majoring in the natural sciences. NIH also ranked in the top 100 in four additional categories, including 17 for humanities/liberal arts/education, 45 for engineering, and 62 for business.

Seal of Distinction – 2015, World at Work, the Alliance for Work-Life Progress

The Seal of Distinction is awarded annually to both public and private organizations nationwide that assist employees in achieving success both at work and at home through effective workplace strategies and practices. This year, NIH was one of only six federal agencies to receive the honor. Programs that helped NIH stand out from other applicants included onsite childcare programs and back-up care, women’s advancement initiatives, leave sharing programs, compressed and flexible work schedules, and technology support for remote work.

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government - 2015, Partnership for Public Service

More than 320 federal organizations are ranked in the Partnership for Public Health’s annual survey. The Department of Health and Human Services as a large agency and the National Institutes of Health as a subcomponent remains above the median with a score of 66.9, a 2.3-pont improvement from 2014. NIH ranks 81st out of 320 government subcomponents, and registered increases in all 10 workplace categories measured in the Best Places to Work rankings.


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Last Updated April 06, 2016