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NCRR's Holloway Leaves for Livermore

Dr. Caroline T. Holloway recently left the National Center for Research Resources to become director of the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry at the Department of Energy-supported Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, Calif.

Dr. Caroline T. Holloway

In 1985, after a year as an NIH grants associate, she joined NCRR's biomedical technology program, where she was responsible for the development of innovative technologies in cellular, molecular and structural biology. From 1990 to 1994, she was director of the Office of Science Policy at NCRR, where she played a leading role in developing the NCRR strategic plan. In 1994, she was named acting director of NCRR's newly organized biomedical technology area. While at NIH, she was a member of the grants associate board and the STEP committee, a trustee of the NIH chapter of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, and a participant in numerous NIH working groups.

At Livermore she will direct a facility that has developed a wide range of isotopic and ion-beam analytical tools for use in basic research and technology development. The research programs are as diverse as archaeology, art history, and dosimetry at Nagasaki and Chernobyl. New applications include biomarkers, pharmacokinetics, nutritional science, dermatology, and a variety of techniques for archaeology.

Reflecting on her 12 years at NCRR, Holloway says, "I have focused my efforts on partnerships with the extramural community, with an emphasis on facilitating advances in technologies for biomedical research. NCRR, with its broad-based, multi-disciplinary research resource mission was the perfect place to accomplish this." She adds, "I am joining LLNL to put these skills to work in the specific area of accelerator mass spectrometry and to move closer to the scientific research arena."

Holloway has authored many publications and has participated in numerous NSF- and NIH-sponsored conferences. She also served as NIH liaison to a government-wide task force to develop a workshop on microengineering and microelectromechanical systems, and was the NIH liaison to the FCCSET CIT advanced manufacturing technologies working group.

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