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Dr. Russell Dowell Joins CSR

Dr. Russell Thomas Dowell recently joined the Center for Scientific Review as a scientific review administrator in the pathophysiological sciences initial review group. He will also help manage the lung biology and pathology study section, which temporarily lacks an SRA. Since 1995, Dowell has been professor of physiology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Previously, he was a research professor in the department of physiology and biophysics, University of Kentucky. His expertise is in exercise physiology and cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; he has published extensively in these areas.

Alving To Direct NHLBI Division

Dr. Barbara Alving recently was appointed director of NHLBI's Division of Blood Diseases and Resources. She is a nationally recognized hematologist with a strong clinical and research interest in thrombosis and hemostasis.

An Indiana native, she earned a B.S. with highest distinction in 1967 at Purdue University. In 1972, she graduated cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She then completed an internship in internal medicine at Georgetown Hospital, followed by a medical residency and hematology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In 1976, Alving became a research investigator in the Division of Blood and Blood Products at FDA's Bureau of Biologics on the NIH campus. Four years later, she joined the department of hematology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and, from 1992 until 1996, was chief of its department of hematology and vascular biology. From 1997 until her appointment at NHLBI, she served as director of the hematology/medical oncology section at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her NHLBI appointment, she is a professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Joshi Named to CSR Review Post

Dr. Jay Joshi recently joined the Center for Scientific Review as scientific review administrator of study sections 4 and 5 in the brain disorders and clinical neurosciences initial review group. Previously, he had been chief of the molecular biology laboratory/gene regulation research at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C., since 1992. He was also adjunct associate professor of microbiology and immunology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, a position he has retained while at CSR. Earlier positions at NIH include: chief of the molecular biology unit, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, NIMH, and senior staff fellow, Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics, NHLBI.

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