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NIAID Council Welcomes Four New Members

The National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council recently welcomed four new appointees: Dr. Jorge L. Benach, professor of pathology in the School of Medicine at State University of New York, Stony Brook; Dr. Janis V. Giorgi, professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at the University of California in Los Angeles; Dr. Thomas J. Lawley, dean of the School of Medicine at Emory University; and Dr. Emil R. Unanue, chair of the department of pathology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

NIAID Council New Members
NIAID director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci (r) welcomes new council members (from l) Dr. Emil R. Unanue, Dr. Jorge L. Benach, Dr. Janis V. Giorgi and Dr. Thomas J. Lawley.

Benach chairs the scientific and advisory board of the Tick-Borne Disease Institute of the New York State department of health.

An expert in AIDS immunology, Giorgi serves as director of the flow cytometry facility within UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for AIDS Research.

Lawley, formerly a senior investigator in the dermatology branch of the National Cancer Institute, is a frequent contributor to the scientific literature and has given several important guest lectures, including the Von Hebra Lecture at the Austrian Dermatology Society.

A member of the American Association of Immunologists, Unanue is also the Mallinckrodt professor of immunopathology at Washington University School of Medicine.

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