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Service to America Medals 2012 nominees

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals or Sammies recognize federal employees who have gone above and beyond in their work. This year, 33 feds were named finalists in eight categories. Federal News Radio will be interviewing the finalists in the coming weeks.

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Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:09am EDT

FBI team honored for efforts to break up two N.Y. crime families

The Partnership for Public Services nominated Supervisory Special Agent Seamus McElearney and a team of FBI agents for a 2013 Sammies Medal, for their investigation of the notorious Colombo and Bonanno La Cosa Nostra crime families.

Tags: Seamus McElearney , Sammies 2013 , people , Michael OConnell , In Depth , FBI

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 12:14pm EDT
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NIH scientists break new ground in halting deadly outbreak

Over a 12-month period, a deadly bacterial infection spread through one of the nation's top research hospitals, killing seven patients. A team of scientists used new techniques to identify the source of the infection and develop a treatment.

Tags: Julie Segre , people , Sammies 2013 , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 05:58pm EDT
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NIH's Gottesman at forefront of anti-cancer research

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman has spent four decades researching cancer cells and overseeing the development of anti-cancer drugs at the National Institutes of Health.

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Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 06:36am EDT
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DHS fast tracks licensing of animal vaccine to prevent potential outbreaks

Michelle Colby, branch chief of Agricultural Defense at the Homeland Security Department, shepherds new vaccine through federal licensure process.

Tags: Michelle Colby , DHS , Sammies 2013 , people

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:03pm EDT
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CDC team's quick response saves lives, earns kudos

Dr. Johnathan Todd Weber, the chief of CDC's Prevention and Response Branch, led the team of experts who identified the source of a rare form of meningitis that threatened the lives of thousands.

Tags: J. Todd Weber , CDC , people , Sammies 2013 , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:37pm EDT
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DoE's Silverman helps us breathe a little easier

Josh Silverman, director of the Department of Energy's Office of Sustainability Support, led a team that identified and eliminated 1 million tons of dangerous greenhouse gases that were being emitted from DoE facilities.

Tags: Josh Silverman , Energy Department , Sammies 2013 , people , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 11:46am EDT
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Borucki's career soars from Apollo to the stars

With a career spanning 50 years at NASA, space scientist William Borucki has had a hand in man's exploration of the Moon and distant stars.

Tags: William Boruki , Sammies 2013 , people , NASA , Michael OConnell

Friday - 06/28/2013, 12:35pm EDT
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How to burn things and influence fire safety

Dan Madrzykowski, a fire protection engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, uses science to study blazes in order to come up with new firefighting techniques.

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Friday - 06/28/2013, 11:54am EDT
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Web guru Dorris brings new life to government websites

Martha Dorris played a key role in a slew of Web platforms that are helping citizens to better connect with government services. For that work, she has been named a finalist for the 2013 Service to America Medals.

Tags: Martha Dorris , GSA , Sammies 2013 , Partnership for Public Service , Michael OConnell , people

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 11:41am EDT
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