NIH Honors Emmes Employee
One Emmes employee received special recognition by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her team’s support in responding to the Ebola outbreak. Phyllis Renehan, an Emmes project director, was the only non-government member of the Ebola vaccine team that received the award given during the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ annual awards ceremony on November 2, 2015.
The Vaccine Research Center’s Ebola vaccine team was honored for their outstanding performance in responding to the Ebola outbreak. The award noted that they expedited clinical development of a promising vaccine candidate and provided expert consultation to internal, external and international partners.
Renehan was the only contractor on the Ebola vaccine team to receive the award; all the other awardees were NIH employees. She noted that being singled out, especially as a contractor, was a special achievement, but she pointed out that she was just one of 10 members of the Emmes Ebola team.
“We had to deliver a functional data system very quickly, and everyone on our project team was a huge contributor,” said Renehan, who has 20 years of experience with the company.
Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Emmes, added, “I’m so proud that Phyllis and Emmes were recognized with this prestigious NIH award.”