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Susan Cornell recently joined NIH as director of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office. She comes from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where she was legal counsel to one of the commissioners. She has extensive experience with both the FOIA and the Privacy Act. She holds a B.A. in political science from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania and a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. She joins NIH as new departmental regulations treat email as official agency records under FOIA. Cornell's office is part of the Office of Communications, OD.

Dr. Hinda Zlotnik recently joined the staff of NIGMS as a program administrator in the Minority Access to Research Careers Program Branch. She comes from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, where she was director of the office of sponsored research and a professor in the department of microbiology and medical zoology. She earned her Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Temple University. She did postdoctoral work at Temple and at NIDDK's Laboratory of Enzymes and Biochemistry. In 1995, she spent 6 months as an NIH extramural associate, performing assignments with the MARC program and with NIDCD. Zlotnik is a member of several scientific societies.

Dr. Matilda White Riley, senior social scientist at the National Institute on Aging, has been named scientist emeritus by the NIH board of scientific directors. Riley's 20-year career at NIA, where she began as the first associate director for social and behavioral research, has been marked by numerous honors. NIA director Dr. Richard Hodes describes her contributions to the institute and to the field of aging research as "unique and unparalleled." Riley will still be based at NIA and will continue to develop the Program on Age and Structural Change. She will also collaborate with NIA's Behavioral and Social Research Program, and will be available to NIA's director and deputy director as well as other staff.


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