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Dr. Arthur Atkinson, Jr.

Dr. Arthur Atkinson, Jr., has joined the NIGMS Division of Pharmacology, Physiology and Biological Chemistry as a special expert in clinical pharmacology. He comes from Pharmacia and Upjohn, Inc., where he was vice president for clinical research and development and worldwide clinical pharmacology. Before that he spent 24 years at Northwestern University, where he was professor of pharmacology and medicine. He directed an NIGMS-funded program project grant there for 18 years and a postdoctoral fellowship training grant in clinical pharmacology for 15 years. He has received numerous awards for his work.

New Members Welcomed to the NIAID Advisory Council

Four new members were recently welcomed to the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council by NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci (r). They are (from l) Dr. Robert B. Couch, chairman of the department of microbiology and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston; Emily J. Spitzer, vice president of research for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International in New York City; and Stephan E. Lawton, a partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. Not shown is Dr. Lowell Sung-yi Young, director of the Kuzell Institute for Arthritis & Infectious Diseases at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco.

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