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Five Join NIAMS Advisory Council

Five new members were recently named to the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases advisory council. They are:

Dr. Matthew H. Liang, professor in the department of medicine, Harvard University Medical School, whose research interests focus on the epidemiology of rheumatic disease and disability; Dr. Sue K. Donaldson, dean and professor of nursing at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and professor of physiology at Hopkins' School of Medicine, who is a noted expert on

NIAMS director Dr. Stephen Katz (r) and deputy director Dr. Steven Hausman (third from l) welcome new council members (from l) Dr. Linda J. Sandell, Dr. Matthew H. Liang, Priscilla Ciccariello and Dr. Dennis R. Roop. Not shown is Dr. Sue K. Donaldson.

mammalian muscle physiology and pathophysiology; Priscilla Ciccariello, recently retired as director of information services for the Port Washington, N.Y., public library, and now serving as president of the Coalition for Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue; Dr. Dennis R. Roop, professor in the departments of cell biology and dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and a noted specialist in gene expression in skin cells; and Dr. Linda J. Sandell, professor and director of research in the department of orthopaedic surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and deputy editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery.

The new appointees will serve through September 2002.

Handley Named NICHD Associate Director

F. Gray Handley has been named associate director for prevention research and international programs at NICHD, which aims to expand and coordinate its efforts in disease and disability prevention, health promotion and international health. Prior to joining NICHD, Handley served for over 5 years as science attaché and Public Health Service South Asian regional representative at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. While in India, he helped organize an Indo-U.S. collaborative program for research on contraceptives and reproductive health, disease surveillance collaborations, HIV/AIDS behavioral research, and new vaccine development and testing projects. Before going to India, he was an associate director at the Fogarty International Center, where he managed the International Coordination Branch.

Hand Moves to CSR

After spending the past 21 years as a research chemist at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Patricia Horan Hand has joined the Center for Scientific Review as scientific review administrator in the oncological sciences initial review group. Her responsibilities include review of fellowships and other specialized applications. At NCI, Hand worked in the area of tumor virus detection from 1977 to 1980 in the Laboratory of Viral Carcinogenesis, and then moved to the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology where she worked in experimental oncology. From 1982 to 1998, she continued her work in experimental oncology in the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology.

Five Join NIAID Advisory Council

Five new members have been appointed to the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council. They are: Dr. Kim Bottomly, a professor in the section of immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine; Dr. Raif S. Geha, a professor in the department of pediatrics at Harvard University; Dr. Ellen H. Goldberg, president of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico; Dr. Barton F. Haynes, chair of the department of medicine in the School of Medicine at Duke University; and Marie Saint Cyr, executive director of Iris House, a center for women living with HIV/AIDS and their families in New York City.

NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci (front, l) welcomes new advisory council members (from l) Marie Saint Cyr, Dr. Raif S. Geha, Dr. Ellen H. Goldberg, Dr. Barton F. Haynes; and (front, r) Dr. Kim Bottomly.

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