NIDDK director emeritus and senior investigator Dr. Phillip Gorden has retired after 55 years of service to NIH.
Dr. Zu-Hang Sheng, senior investigator and chief of NINDS’s synaptic function section, recently received the 2021 Dr. Francisco S. Sy Award for Excellence in Mentorship from the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) of the Department of Health and Human Services.
NCATS CIO Sam Michael recently was recognized with a Service to the Citizen: Champions of Change Award for his leadership in the National Covid Cohort Collaborative (N3C) initiative.
Dr. Rina Das has been named director of the Division of Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences (IBBS) at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
I plan to retire end of 2021 and while it is something that I dearly look forward to, it is a bittersweet feeling. It is difficult to leave the NIH family behind, mine for close to 35 years. I joined in June 1987 as a CRADA fellow with a pharmaceutical company.
Maxine Richardson, NCI EEO director from 1980 to 1996, died on Oct. 19, in Raleigh, N.C., where she had moved in May. She was 85 years old.
Walter “Walt” Friauf, former chief of the electrical and electronic engineering section of the Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Program (BEIP), died Oct. 5, at age 93.
NIH distinguished investigator Dr. Thomas A. Waldmann, chief emeritus of the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch in the Center for Cancer Research at NCI, died on Sept. 25.
Dr. William (Bill) T. Riley, NIH associate director for behavioral and social sciences research and director of the Office of BSSR for the past 7 years, will retire from NIH at the end of December 2021.
Dr. Barney Graham retired after more than 20 years as an investigator at the NIAID Vaccine Research Center (VRC), where he served as VRC deputy director and chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory.