Clinical Center News
Summer 2018

Two NIH employees hit milestone 50 years of service at the NIH

Alba Murphy and Barbara Taylor receive length of service awards from CEO
Dr. James Gilman stands with Alba C. Murphy as they smile and hold a certificate
NIH Clinical Center Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Gilman (left) congratulates Department of Laboratory Medicine employee Alba C. Murphy for her 50 years of dedication and commitment to NIH and the Clinical Center. Note, the certificate photographed incorrectly says 45-years-of-service. She recieved an updated award.

During the two most recent Town Hall meetings (April 10 and July 10), Dr. James Gilman provided a variety of hospital updates and distributed length-of-service awards to staff who hit five-year incremental milestones between 5 to 50 years of federal service. The July Town Hall marks Gilmans one-year-anniversary for Length of Service recognition as a component of the quarterly town hall meetings.

In July, Gilman honored Barbara Taylor for more the 50 years of service to NIH. Taylor works in the Clinical Center Office of Purchasing and Contracts. Taylor joins recent recipient, Alba Murphy, as one of the select few to reach that milestone.

Murphy received the 50-year-length-of-service award in April. Murphy, an IT Coordinator in the NIH Clinical Center Department of Laboratory Medicine, began her career in 1968. She started as a laboratory technician in the microbiology section of the Clinical Pathology Department (now called the Department of Laboratory Medicine).

"This is the only department where I have worked," Murphy said. "Computers arrived in 1986. I somehow got the title of computer liaison in the early 90's. I think it was because I complained that Department of Laboratory Medicine had so many computers but no one knew how to fix them." Now, Murphy and others can quickly use online ticket support for IT problems and work alongside the Department of Clinical Research Informatics to get them resolved.

"The most rewarding part [of my job] is working in a place that is dedicated to helping those who have nowhere else to go in their search for a cure," she said.

NIH, view more about the awards and recognition online (NIH Only).

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