GAO’s Marcia Crosse Nominated for Service to America Award

Posted on May 07, 2014
Congratulations are in order for GAO’s Marcia Crosse, who was announced this week as a finalist for the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Crosse, a director in GAO’s Health Care team, is one of 5 finalists for the Citizen Service Medal, which recognizes a federal employee for a significant contribution to the nation in activities related to citizen services. She was recognized for directing congressional attention to the Food and Drug Administration’s global role in the regulation of drugs and medical devices, and prompting reforms to help the agency better protect public health. At GAO, Crosse manages public health issues, including work on oversight of medical products, drugs, and devices; and public health emergency preparedness and response. Crosse’s team issued a recent report on prescription drug shortages, for which she also recorded a podcast:
Public Health Threats from Prescription Drug Shortages
  Crosse also participated in an AskGAOLive chat, answering questions from the public about the work.

AskGAOLive Chat on Prescription Drug Shortages

The Service to America Medals are awarded to 8 civil servants each year, for making high-impact contributions to the health, safety, and welfare of Americans and others around the world. Winners will be announced later this year.