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Cooper Joins Center for Scientific Review

Dr. Cathleen Cooper has joined the Center for Scientific Review as scientific review administrator of the experimental immunology study section in the immunological sciences integrated review group. She also will coordinate the review of grant applications for the Bridges to the Future special emphasis panel. These grants help underrepresented minority students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences move from 2-year to 4-year colleges and from terminal master's programs to doctoral programs. Cooper had been an assistant professor of cell biology at the University of Massachusetts Cancer Center in Worcester. There, she worked under an NIH program project grant studying blood stem cell development. She also studied B cell transcription factors and potential targets related to growth control.

Four Named To NIAMS Council

Four new members were recently named to the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council. They are: Dr. Gunnar B.J. Andersson, professor and chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, is an investigator-clinician with extensive experience in all aspects of orthopedics from low back pain to joint replacements.

Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in nutrition and endocrinology research.

NIAMS staff welcome new council members. They are (from l) Dr. Michael Frank; Dr. Oretta Mae Todd; deputy director Dr. Steven Hausman; Dr. Gunnar Andersson; director Dr. Stephen Katz; Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes.

Dr. Michael M. Frank is Samuel L. Katz professor of pediatrics and chairman, department of pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center; his areas of expertise are pediatrics and clinical immunology.

Dr. Oretta Mae Todd is coordinator of the Arthritis Awareness: Urban Outlook Project, Arthritis Foundation (Michigan chapter), which conducts education outreach in Detroit churches.

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