The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention honered the Karna eClearance team with two awards:Team of the Quarter (April-June 2018) and the Director’s Recognition Award, for it’s exceptional support of the Office of the Associate Director for Science’s mission; “promote quality, integrity, and innovation of CDC science to improve the public’s health.” The Director of the Office of Science Quality, Dr.Joanne Cono, made the following nomination: 

“The OSQ Clearance Unit is incredibly effective in its outstanding support to CDC and OADS’s scientific mission by providing thorough, thoughtful, and efficient clearance reviews of CDC’s highest profile and controversial manuscripts. The team works under tight deadlines to review a very high volume of complex scientific materials; by midyear 2018 the team has conducted approximately 500 reviews! The team provides CDC authors with insightful reviewer comments, sometimes even receiving personal notes of thanks. The work of the OSQ Clearance Unit is critical to sustain and protect CDC’s high scientific quality standards and prized reputation.”
Additionally, there was a note of appreciation for Karna members, Dr. Gina Mootrey and Dr. Rick Peavy:
“As you know, Gina and Rick are providing agency-level reviews for the Unedited Drafts and Second Proofs of the articles intended for publication in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Their reviews are of high quality and comments are relevant, clear and actionable. Gina and Rick are professional in their interactions and communications and timely in their deliverables. On occasion, they have provided review for manuscripts that were in their subject matter expertise area or when we have faced overload and needed an extra reviewer.”

The Karna team is proud to continue its public health mission and honored to be recognized among the best in the field. 

The Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) provides CDC/ATSDR with scientific vision, advice and leadership in promoting the quality and integrity of CDC science, and is an advocate for the application of science to solve important public health problems.