NICHD mourns the sudden loss of Dr. Philip Gurnev, who had been a staff scientist in the NICHD section on molecular transport since 2015.
David Lankford has been selected to be deputy associate general counsel and chief of the NIH branch of HHS’s Office of General Counsel.
Dr. Alison Cernich was sworn in as NICHD’s deputy director on Sept. 3 Since 2015, she has served as director of NICHD’s National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research.
Dr. Donald Lindberg, who served as director of the National Library of Medicine—the world’s largest biomedical library—for more than 30 years, died in Bethesda on Aug. 17. He was 85.
The winners of NIDA’s 2019 Addiction Science Awards, part of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), presented their projects to NIDA deputy director Dr. Wilson Compton and other NIDA scientists on Aug. 12.
Dr. Robin Vanderpool has been named chief of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Paul Sieving retired as NEI director on July 29. When Sieving arrived at NEI in 2001, science was at a turning point, with recent sequencing of the first human genome. Under his direction, NEI created key resources that enabled researchers to employ new technologies in genetics, neuroscience and imaging.
Dr. Mark Mattson, renowned for his research on brain aging, Alzheimer’s disease and the health benefits of calorie restriction and intermittent fasting, retired from the National Institute on Aging recently.
Nine NIH’ers were recently named recipients of the Presidential Early-Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). PECASE is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to outstanding young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
In June, seven young adults graduated from Project SEARCH and celebrated with their proud families at a commencement ceremony. The program provides education and career-based training to talented young people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.