Joseph Scotto, retired biostatistician and epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, passed away on Aug. 5 at the age of 81. In 1962, following graduation from Columbia University School of Public Health, he joined NCI’s Biostatistics Branch as a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service. He retired in 1992 after 30 years of service.
The Federal Asian Pacific American Council recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Dr. Howard K. Koh Award for Excellence in Leadership at HHS and the 2020 Dr. Francisco S. Sy Award for Excellence in Mentorship at HHS.
Dr. Murray Eden, a renowned pioneer in the field of biomedical engineering and imaging and former director of the trans-NIH Biomedical Engineering and Physical Science Program for 18 years, died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 9.
Dr. Satish Gopal is the new director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Phillip Gorden, NIDDK director emeritus, is the recipient of the Endocrine Society’s 2021 Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional accomplishments in endocrinology.
Former NIGMS director Dr. Marvin Cassman passed away on Aug. 6, 2020.
Dr. Emily Tonorezos has been appointed director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) at the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. William C. Dement, a physician-scientist widely regarded as the father of sleep medicine, died June 17 at age 91. He made numerous discoveries about the health and societal impact of sleep problems.
Dr. Ward Smith, chief of NIGMS’s Biomedical Technology Branch in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biology, passed away in early July.
Dr. Michael Chaitin’s last day at NIH did not go as expected when he first announced his retirement after 20 years as a scientific review officer at the Center for Scientific Review.