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NIH innovators who helped develop coronavirus vaccines get top prizes at the Sammies awards for federal workers

November 10, 2021

Barney Graham and Kizzmekia Corbett, who the Partnership for Public Service says helped develop the “basic structure” of the coronavirus vaccines with their work at the National Institutes of Health, will be honored with that title during the annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, better known as the Sammies. More than a dozen people from various federal agencies will be feted at the star-studded Kennedy Center program, which bills itself as the Oscars of government service.