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Chung Retires from CSR After 18 Years

Dr. Anthony Chung retires from federal service this month after 18 years as a scientific review administrator in the Center for Scientific Review. He was SRA, first of the cardiovascular and pulmonary study section, and then of the cardiovascular and renal study section in the cardiovascular sciences integrated review group.

Dr. Anthony Chung

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1958, specializing in dairy husbandry, chemistry and the biological sciences. He then became a research assistant at New York University, Goldwater Memorial Hospital, working in the field of atherosclerosis. During his next position as a research associate for the department of biochemistry, Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, his responsibilities broadened significantly, and he was principal investigator of a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute titled "Arterial Metabolism of Glycerol-Containing Lipids."

Chung moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1962 as acting director, and later associate director, of the surgical metabolic research laboratory at Georgetown University Medical School. Between 1964 and 1978, he held several research positions at George Washington University, at Children's Hospital, and at Georgetown University Medical School. In 1978, he entered the federal government as a chemist in the division of chemistry and physics, Food Additive and Animal Drug Chemistry Evaluation Branch, Food and Drug Administration. His principal responsibilities were to review applications in the areas of feed additives and drugs for animals, to draft regulations, and to help formulate guidelines for science policy related to animal drugs. Four years later, he moved to CSR and became an SRA, managing the reviews of special study sections. When the position became vacant, Chung became SRA of the cardiovascular and pulmonary study section.

He plans to enjoy the leisure of a retired life and the opportunity to spend more time with his family. However, he will miss interactions with reviewers, as well as the opportunity to help applicants gain a better understanding of what is required in submitting an application to NIH.

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