Dr. Ann Hagan retired on Mar. 31 as NIGMS’s associate director for extramural activities. At NIGMS, Hagan earned the moniker “problem solver in chief” for her remarkable ability to balance rules with common sense.
Former NIH senior investigator Dr. John Rinzel was awarded the Israel Brain Technologies Mathematical Neuroscience Award recently for his “pioneering role in the application of mathematical systems to neural systems.”
Paul Coppola (r) is retiring on May 31 after 29 years of federal service. He spent 17 years at NIH in the Office of the Director’s Office of Management Assessment, conducting management analysis studies and supporting the NIH Management Control Program.
Dr. Cheryl Corsaro, a scientific review officer who retired in February, found her passion for puzzle-solving beneficial as she managed genetics-related study sections during her 34 years with the Center for Scientific Review, formerly the Division of Research Grants.
Dr. Lorna Role was recently named scientific director at NINDS. She officially joined the institute in February. She will oversee NINDS’s Intramural Research Program, which consists of 1,015 employees working in 48 labs on the NIH campus.