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NIMH Neuroscientist Kaplan Remembered

Dr. Barry Kaplan, a neuroscientist and intramural principal investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), died Apr. 15. He had progressive supranuclear palsy.

Biochemist Schiffman Remembered

Dr. Elliott Schiffman, an NIH intramural biochemist who made major discoveries in cancer immunotherapy, died at his home in Chevy Chase, Md., on Dec. 31. He was 95.

Leadership Transitions at OAR

Leadership at the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) has changed hands: Dr. Maureen M. Goodenow moved from her positions as NIH associate director for AIDS research and OAR director to a new role as senior advisor in the NIH Office of the Director.

NIAID’s Tramont Is Mourned

Dr. Edmund Tramont, associate director for special projects in NIAID’s Division of Clinical Research, died Mar. 5, after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.

Notkins, Architect of NIH IRP, Remembered

Dr. Abner Notkins, a renowned expert on viral immunology and one of the architects of the modern NIH Intramural Research Program, died of complications from Covid-19 on Mar. 10 at age 90.

CC’s Alexander Retires After 43 Years

After almost 43 years of dedicated service with NIH, Michael Alexander retired from his post as hospitality service coordinator for the Clinical Center’s Office of Hospitality and Volunteer Services.

NIGMS’s Southers Retires

NIGMS Deputy Executive Officer Vickie Southers retired this past December after 22 years of federal service. Southers began her federal career at the U.S. General Accounting Office and then the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The NIH Record

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

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

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