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Hastings Named Fellow of Nursing Academy

Dr. Clare Hastings, chief of nursing and patient care services at the Clinical Center, has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Of nearly 2.7 million nurses in the United States, just over 1,500 are fellows. Hastings is recognized for advancing the role of nurses in ambulatory care at the national level; defining professional and career advancement pathways for nurses that have had a demonstrated effect on retention and job satisfaction; and improving quality of care by applying new strategies for outcomes assessment in the clinical setting. Prior to returning to the CC in October 2000, she served as administrative director for medicine, psychiatry, women's services & ambulatory care nursing at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.; director, quality planning & professional development, department of nursing at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore; and in a variety of nursing roles at the CC. She has more than 100 publications and presentations to her credit and holds a doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and a master of science in nursing administration from Georgetown University.

SOPHE Honors Simons-Morton

NICHD's Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton was recently designated a distinguished fellow of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Chief of NICHD's Prevention Research Branch, he has identified a number of factors that can keep children and adolescents from harm. Along with his NICHD coworkers, he has found that parents who set limits on their teens' driving can greatly reduce the chances that teens will engage in risky driving behavior. He has also found that teens are less likely to smoke or drink if their parents remain highly involved, establish clear expectations for them and monitor their behavior. SOPHE is honoring Simons-Morton for a "lifetime of contributions to expanding the science-base of health education research and practice."

Grünewald Wins Salzman Award in Virology

Dr. Kay Grünewald, an NIAMS visiting postdoctoral fellow, was recently selected as the winner of NIH's annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award in Virology. The award, sponsored by the Virology Interest Group and the Foundation for the NIH, honors young scientists and their mentors and was established in recognition of Salzman's 40-year career in virology research and mentoring. Grünewald's mentor was Dr. Alasdair Steven, chief of the NIAMS Laboratory of Structural Biology Research.

Grünewald received the award for his analysis of the herpes simplex virus using cryo-tomography. The technique combines cryo-technology, which preserves a specimen such as a virus in a super-cooled, glass-like and hydrated state, with electron tomography, which reconstructs an object in three dimensions from a series of two-dimensional projection pictures of the object.

Grünewald and Steven were recognized at the recent Salzman Virology Symposium held in NIH's Cloisters. Grünewald said it was a great honor for him to be selected as winner of the award: "I am thrilled to win this award that was established in the spirit of Dr. Salzman — for the great work he did in promoting the mentoring of young doctoral fellows and virology research. Dr. Steven was an excellent mentor throughout the course of my project. Other members of the Laboratory of Structural Biology also contributed, and we are all excited about the prospect of applying this powerful new technique to other viruses and cellular structures."

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