National Academy of Medicine

Cecil Award

Each year, the NAM presents three Cecil Awards, recognizing and celebrating current and/or recent staff whose sustained service has contributed importantly to progress toward the NAM Mission – to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally. Each Award is accompanied by $4,000, a commemorative medal and certificate presented by the NAM President.

All current and former staff members with more than three years of service are eligible for these distinguished staff awards.

The 2018 Cecil Awards were presented during the NAM’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2018.

2018 Recipients:

Sandra H. Matthews Cecil Award for Administrative Excellence:
Morgan Kanarek
Chief of Staff
National Academy of Medicine

Cecil Award for Individual Excellence:
Amy Geller
Senior Program Officer
Health and Medicine Division, National Academies 

Cecil Award for Excellence of a Group/Team:
Elle Alexander, Heather Cook, Cypress Lynx, Amanda Nguyen, and Leslie Sim
Roundtable on Obesity Solutions Team
Health and Medicine Division, National Academies

  • Past Recipients

    2017
    Cecil:  Marie Michnich

    2016
    Cecil: Judith Shamir

    2015
    Research Cecil: Bridget Kelly
    Sandra H. Matthews Cecil: Yumi Phillips
    Wildcard Cecil: Alina Baciu

    2014
    Research Cecil:
    Mary Burr Paxton
    Sandra H. Matthews Cecil: Thelma Cox
    Wildcard Cecil: Guru Madhavan

    2013
    Research Cecil: Abigail Mitchell
    Sandra H. Matthews Cecil: Pamella Atayi
    Wildcard Cecil: Katharine Bothner

    2012
    Research Cecil:
    Bruce Altevogt
    Research Cecil: Lynn Parker
    Sandra H. Matthews Cecil: Judith Shamir

    2011
    Research Cecil:
    Roberta Wedge
    Sandra H. Matthews Cecil: Anton Bandy
    Wildcard Cecil: Linda Meyers

    2010
    Research Cecil:
    Rosemary Anne Chalk
    Research Cecil: Rose Marie Martinez
    Sandra H. Matthews Cecil: Geraldine Kennedo

    2009
    Administrative Cecil: Gary Walker
    Wildcard Cecil: Andrea Schultz
    Wildcard Cecil: Janice Mehler

    2008
    Research Cecil: Ann Yaktine
    Research Cecil: David Butler
    Wildcard Cecil: Christine Stencel

    2007
    Research Cecil: Sharyl Nass
    Administrative Cecil: Danitza Valdivia
    Wildcard Cecil: Carolyn Fulco

    2006
    Research Cecil: Lyla Hernandez
    Program/Management Cecil: Donna Duncan
    Wildcard Cecil: Jim Banihashemi

    2005
    Research Cecil: Lois Joellenbeck
    Program/Management Cecil: Roger Herdman
    Wildcard Cecil: Cathy Liverman

    2004
    Research Cecil: Marilyn Field
    Administrative Cecil: Linda Kilroy
    Wildcard Cecil: Andy Pope

    2003
    Research Cecil: Brian Smedley
    Administrative Cecil: Janet Stoll
    Wildcard Cecil: Karl Yordy

    2002
    Research Cecil: Kathleen Stratton
    Administrative Cecil: Sandra Matthews
    Wildcard Cecil: Janet Corrigan

    2001
    Research Cecil: Gooloo Wunderlich
    Administrative Cecil: Sue Barron
    Wildcard Cecil: Clyde Behney

    2000
    Research Cecil: Sarah Brown
    Administrative Cecil: Jana Surdi
    Wildcard Cecil: Joe Cassells