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.
Six new members recently joined the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council.
Mary Bochanis, one of the longest-serving volunteers at the Children’s Inn at NIH, passed away Mar. 7 at age 94.
Dr. Saul Rosen, whose 35-year career was spent entirely at NIH, died peacefully at home on Feb. 28 at age 90.
Dr. Nicolaas (Nic) Fourie, a longtime member of NINR’s Intramural Research Program, died suddenly on Feb. 23.
Dr. Michael Engelgau, who helped establish and guide NHLBI’s CTRIS in his role as its first deputy director, has retired.
NIGMS recently bid fond farewells to a number of long-time employees. Combined, this group of retirees put in more than 117 years at the institute. Among the retirees are scientific staff members Dr. Janna Wehrle, Dr. Hinda Zlotnik and Dr. Richard Okita.