RISING STAR

Nina Preuss: Connecting NIH scientists to data

Name: Nina Preuss (pronounced NEE-na PROOS)

Age: 46

Organization: Turner Consulting Group

Title: Project Manager

Nominated for: Creating an online collaborative scientific community that helps scientists find software, data and other available resources in the field of neuroimaging informatics. Preuss’ mix of scientific, technical and marketing knowledge has helped the National Institutes of Health exceed its targets for the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse, both in terms of participants and tools.

First IT mentor: Ibrahim Elsayed, who taught me that Israelis and Arabs can work together to reach each other’s aspirations.

Latest accomplishment on the job: Redesigning portions of the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse user interface, based on usability tests with neuroscience grad students and neuroimaging software developer power users.

Career highlight: Winning the “Best Overall” 2009 Excellence.Gov award.

Favorite job-related bookmark: I’m torn between AWStats and Google Analytics.

Favorite app: Google Translate — particularly to Japanese.

Dream non-IT-related job: Long-term catamaran cruiser and famous abstract oil painter (not posthumously).

Read more on Nina Preuss: Organizer learned skills at home


Read the next Rising Star profile or view the full list of winners.

Featured

  • Image: Shutterstock

    COVID, black swans and gray rhinos

    Steven Kelman suggests we should spend more time planning for the known risks on the horizon.

  • IT Modernization
    businessman dragging old computer monitor (Ollyy/Shutterstock.com)

    Pro-bono technologists look to help cash-strapped states struggling with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help.

Stay Connected