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Lei Departs NIGMS Division for Research Capacity Building

Dr. Ming Lei left the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Division for Research Capacity Building in early August to become senior associate vice president for research and graduate education at West Virginia University (WVU) Health Sciences.

NHLBI Mourns Former Director Lenfant

Former National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Director Dr. Claude Lenfant passed away on June 26 at age 94. He was the longest-serving NHLBI director, with a tenure from 1982 to 2003.

Fogle Caters to Communication by Day, Cuisine by Night

When she’s not working with the NIH director’s speeches team, VaLorie Fogle is feeding her passion for cooking as a professional chef. For the past 25 years, Fogle—known in the cooking world as “Yaya the Chef”—nurtured her culinary skills and is now a highly regarded chef based in Elkton, Va.

NCI’s Dawsey Retires After 35 Years

​Dr. Sanford Dawsey, senior investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) retired in August after more than 35 years of service to the National Cancer Institute.

Medical Research Advocate, Lawmaker Weicker Is Mourned

Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., died June 28 at age 92. The former governor of Connecticut who had also served as a U.S. representative and senator was best known in the biomedical research community for championing scientific investigations into understanding HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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