Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Scientist Professional Advisory Committee

Derek Dunn Memorial Senior Scientist Officer of the Year Award

CAPT Derek DunnThe Derek Dunn Memorial Senior Scientist Officer of the Year award was named in memory of CAPT Derek Dunn, Ph.D. for his dedicated service to the USPHS Scientist Category. CAPT Dunn, who passed away in 2002, was the Acting Associate Director of Science for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, an adjunct professor at both the University of Cincinnati and Miami University, and a mentor to many scientists.

This award recognizes a senior-level Scientist Officer for his or her achievements in a professional field, career growth and development, leadership skills, and USPHS involvement and commitment. Active duty USPHS Scientist Officers at the rank of O-5 or higher are eligible. No distinction will be made based on clinical/research/regulatory/and management tracks. Past recipients of the Junior Scientist of the Year Award remain eligible.

Award Recipients 2003-Present

Biographies of past Derek Dunn Memorial Senior Scientist Officer of the Year award recipients can be viewed by clicking on the officer’s name in the table below.

Officer Agency   Year 
CAPT Armen Thoumaian CMS 2003
CDR Laila Ali FDA 2004
CAPT Robert Linkins CDC 2005
CAPT Pamela Ching
CDR Francois Lalonde
CDR Martin Sanders CDC 2007
CAPT Drue Barrett CDC 2008
CDR Mark Methner CDC 2009
CDR Daphne Moffett CDC 2010
CAPT Mehran Massoudi CDC 2011
CAPT Mark Eberhardt CDC 2012
CDR Sara Newman NPS 2013
CDR Jeffrey Goodie DOD 2014
CDR Anne Dobmeyer DOD 2015
CAPT Sally Hu NIH 2016
CDR James Kenney FDA 2017
CDR Jennifer Adjemian NIH 2018
CDR Matthew Murphy CDC 2019
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
DOD: Department of Defense
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
NIH: National Institutes of Health
NPS: National Park Service

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