Ari Patrinos receives Secretary’s Gold Award


On Friday January 19, 2001, Secretary Richardson awarded Ari Patrinos, Associate Director for Biological and Environmental Research, the Gold Award, the highest award that the Secretary can give. The citation reads:

In recognition of your extraordinary leadership and selfless commitment to the International Human Genome Project. Your belief in the value of the information contained in the human DNA sequence, your tireless skills as a negotiator and your exceptional stewardship of the public funds entrusted to the Department enabled President Clinton and Prime Minister Blair to announce on June 26, 2000 that a working draft of the human DNA sequence had been completed by scientists in both the public and private sectors. Your achievements as Associate Director for Biological and Environmental Research and your dedication to the goals of the Human Genome Project represent the best in public service and are an example to us all.