Two NIH’ers are among the 12 public servants who will be honored at the 72nd annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards. Winners are recognized for performing outstanding service in the fields of applied science and engineering, basic science, leadership and management, legal achievement and social science.
NICHD scientist emeritus Dr. Phillip G. Nelson passed away of natural causes at age 89, with his wife of 66 years, Dr. Karin Nelson, by his side. He headed the institute’s section on neurobiology for 35 years until his retirement in 2004.
The Office of Research Facilities (ORF) supports NIH’s mission by designing, maintaining and operating the facilities that house the agency’s research, clinical and administrative functions.
Dr. Christopher Austin, who spent nearly a decade championing translational science and establishing it as a field, leaves NCATS to become a partner at Flagship Pioneering, a Cambridge, Mass.-based life sciences organization, and chief executive officer of a new Flagship franchise company focused on developing therapies for genetically complex diseases.
Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg, chief of NICHD’s section on integrative biophysics, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Sir Bernard Katz Award for Excellence in Research on Membrane Fusion, Fission and Traffic.
Laura Berkson has been named director of NICHD’s Office of Legislation, Public Policy and Ethics.
Dr. Richard Aragon is the new director of the NIGMS Division of Data Integration, Modeling and Analytics (DIMA). He had been DIMA acting director since January 2020.
Don Luckett is retiring as communications director at the Center for Scientific Review with 30 years of service, though he initially refused the job that launched his NIH career.
After 32 years of federal service—20 with NIH—Dr. Claudia Moy, an epidemiologist and program director in NINDS’s Division of Clinical Research, has retired.
Retired NEI senior investigator, eye physician-scientist and medical officer Dr. Manuel “Manny” Datiles III passed away on Feb. 12. In his nearly 40-year career at NEI, he worked to find the causes and possible cures for blinding cataracts.