Kresina Named Chief of NIAAA's Biomedical Research BranchDr. Thomas Kresina has been named chief of NIAAA's Biomedical Research Branch, which focuses on the consequences of excessive alcohol intake, specifically damage to the liver and pancreas; fetal alcohol syndrome; and systematic modification of the immune, endocrine and cardiovascular systems. He comes to NIAAA from NIDDK, where he served 6 years as program director of the liver, biliary, pancreas and gastrointestinal AIDS programs. He coordinated NIH-wide liver and liver-related research through the digestive diseases interagency coordinating committee, and continues to serve as its executive secretary. He has also served on a variety of NIH-wide committees focusing on international research and HIV/AIDS research.
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