NIH’s Office of AIDS Research welcomes Dr. Timothy H. Holtz as new deputy director. Most recently, he was stationed as CDC country director at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.
NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow delivered the commencement address at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
After 30 years of service in the federal government, 23 with NINDS, Nancy Hart has officially retired.
Dr. Richard Chadwick retired from NIH in April after 39 years of research and service. He spent the last 23 years at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders as chief of the section on auditory mechanics. He continues to serve as a scientist emeritus.
Dr. Mark Mayer, a scientist emeritus at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, was pleasantly surprised when he recently opened his mailbox and found a letter announcing his election as a fellow of the Royal Society of the United Kingdom.
Dr. Robert Freund recently retired as chief of the AIDS and related research (AARR) integrated review group. His career divides roughly in two—the first half in research and teaching at Harvard and the University of Maryland and the second half at the Center for Scientific Review.
The American Association of Immunologists recently announced the inaugural class of distinguished fellows, which includes five scientists from NIH.
Dr. Debara L. Tucci has been chosen new director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. She is currently professor of surgery and director of the cochlear implant program in the division of head and neck surgery & communication sciences at Duke University.
At a memorial service for former NIAMS director Dr. Steve Katz, two past NIH directors and the current director were among those paying tribute to a man who was beloved as mentor, scientist, administrator--and musician.
Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of NIDA, received the Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service at the annual award ceremony on May 8.