Claire M. Callahan died on Feb. 11 in Danvers, Mass., after a lengthy illness. Her career was devoted to the service of people, principally as an educator of youth, and in the prevention and treatment of addiction.
Four new members were recently named to the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council.
The National Library of Medicine board of regents welcomed three new members at its recent meeting.
Dr. Jeannie T. Lee, a NIDA grantee, has been named the 2016 winner of the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for uncovering the functions of long, noncoding RNA in epigenetic regulation.
Dr. Donald Charles Rau, chief of NICHD’s macromolecular recognition and assembly section since 2002, passed away on Dec. 11 after a long battle with cancer.
Ann London is retiring after 37 years in public service. She began her career at HHS in 1978 at what was then the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration (now the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
On Dec. 31, Brewer retired as director of the Executive Secretariat (Exec Sec) in the Office of the Director. Her office manages all written correspondence coming to and from the NIH director and principal deputy director.
Dr. James Victor Dingell of Vienna, Va., passed away on Dec. 21, 2019, at the age of 88 at home with his children by his side.
Dr. Nikolai Chub, a staff scientist in the section on developmental neurobiology, NINDS, died Jan. 10 from complications following a heart attack.
Dr. Timothy H. Holtz, deputy director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research, has been promoted to the rank of rear admiral of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.