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Ognibene Ends Long NIH Career

Dr. Ognibene

Dr. Frederick Ognibene

Dr. Frederick Ognibene, Clinical Center deputy director for education and strategic partnerships and director, Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education (OCRTME), retired Sept. 29 after 35 years of service. 

He came to NIH in 1982 as a clinical fellow in critical care medicine, becoming a senior investigator in the CC’s critical care medicine department. Ognibene then served as director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program and co-chaired the NIH graduate medical education committee for clinical fellows in accredited training programs until May 2003, when he was appointed director of the newly established OCRTME in the Clinical Center. 

In 2009, he was appointed CC deputy director for educational affairs and strategic partnerships. His accomplishments include multiple NIH Director’s Awards and being elected to the Association of American Physicians in 2010. He is also co-author with Dr. John I. Gallin of the textbook, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, published by Elsevier and currently in its third edition.

A native of the Buffalo area, Ognibene holds an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and a B.A. in biology magna cum laude from the University of Rochester. An avid art collector, he will reside in Washington, D.C., post-retirement.

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