The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has appointed Dr. Robert A. Colbert as director of the institute’s Clinical Research Program and Dr. Gayle Lester as director of the Division of Extramural Research.
This summer, 18 students from all regions of the United States spent 8 weeks in the NIAMS Summer Research Program. They received career mentoring from senior researchers, participated in poster sessions, attended lectures and symposia and engaged in basic and clinical research.
The Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Director, NIH, recently welcomed 8 new advisory members to the Council of Councils who will advise on DPCPSI policy and programs.
Dr. Tracy Koretsky recently joined NIGMS as a scientific review officer in its Office of Scientific Review. Her responsibilities include managing the review of research, training and capacity-building grant applications.
Six new members have been named to the National Cancer Advisory Board and Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee has been appointed as NCAB chair.
NIEHS and National Toxicology Program director Dr. Linda Birnbaum has received the 2016 North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor.
Jerry Moore recently retired after a 43-year career at NIH. He served as the NIH regulations officer in the Office of Management Assessment’s Division of Management Support. In this role, Moore oversaw and managed agency regulatory activities.
Dr. Lisbeth Nielsen has been named director of the National Institute on Aging’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR).
Colleen Crone, a program analyst for OD’s Executive Secretariat, will retire this spring following a 42-year NIH career.
Dr. Ray Jacobson has been named director of the Center for Scientific Review’s Division of Basic and Integrative Biological Sciences.