Michele Russell-Einhorn has joined the NIH Office for Protection from Research Risks as director of regulatory affairs. She comes from the Office of the General Counsel, HHS, where she served as the legal ethics attorney for NIH since August 1991. Before that, she lived in Massachusetts, where she practiced in the litigation department of the law firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed and Gesmer and later, in the City of Newton law department. Prior to leaving OGC, she received an NIH Award of Merit for her work in the Ethics Division.
Dr. John J. McGowan
Dr. John J. McGowan has been named deputy director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he will provide leadership for scientific and extramural policy issues and senior level interactions with other NIH components and the NIH Office of the Director. A virologist, he started his NIH career in 1986 as one of the first staff members in what is now NIAID's Division of AIDS. He established the Developmental Therapeutics Branch and served as its first chief. Later he became director of the Basic Research and Development Program in the Division of AIDS. In 1991, he was appointed director of NIAID's Division of Extramural Activities. In that role, he was widely recognized for designing and implementing reinvention experiments that improved the grants process at both the institute and NIH levels. The Mobile, Alabama, native received the NIH Director's Award in 1991 for "superb leadership, resourcefulness and innovation."
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