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Waalkes To Edit Toxicology Journal

Dr. Michael Waalkes, chief of the inorganic carcinogenesis section of the NCI Laboratory of Comparative Carcinogenesis at NIEHS, has been appointed editor of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, a Society of Toxicology journal. Waalkes is currently the associate TAP editor, and served on the TAP editorial board from 1993 to 1997. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health and the Toxic Substance Mechanisms since 1992. In 1990, he received the Society of Toxicology Award for outstanding contributions to the science of toxicology by an individual 41 years of age or younger.

Liu To Direct NLM Information Systems

Dr. Simon Y. Liu has been named director of information systems at the National Library of Medicine. He comes to NLM from the Department of Justice, where he served most recently as acting director of the information management and security staff. He will direct the programs of the Office of Computer and Communications Systems and its staff of 60, who provide the NLM backbone computer networking facilities and support other NLM components in local area networking. Liu also serves as an adjunct professor at the Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He is the editor of IT Professional Magazine, a publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Sirocco Joins CSR

Dr. Karen Sirocco, a research psychologist, has joined the Center for Scientific Review as a scientific review administrator in the risk, prevention, and health behavior integrated review group; she is responsible for managing the review of applications for grants under the Small Business Innovative Research Program. Prior to joining CSR, Sirocco spent 10 years in the Laboratory of Clinical Studies, NIAAA, where she was involved in basic and clinical biobehavioral research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism. Concurrent with her position at NIAAA, she was also a school psychology consultant, first as an intern with the Arlington County Public Schools from 1995 to 1996, then with Montgomery County Public Schools. Within the public school systems, Sirocco, who is fluent in American Sign Language, performed psychological evaluations on deaf students.

Klein Takes SRA Post at CSR

Dr. Jerry Klein has joined the Center for Scientific Review, where he will be scientific review administrator of two study sections in the oncological sciences integrated review group. These sections review Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grant applications in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of cancer, radiation biology and medical physics. He spent 23 years at Johns Hopkins, ending up as adjunct associate professor of oncology in 1992. That year he joined INTRACEL Corp., in Rockville, where he was director of both the preclinical pharmacology and toxicology laboratory and the immunoconjugate research laboratory.

Liebert Joins NIDDK Urology Program

Dr. Monica Liebert has joined NIDDK to direct basic science projects for the urology program of the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases. She comes to NIH from the University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Health Sciences Center, both in Houston, where she served as associate professor in the departments of urology, surgery, and cell biology. Liebert is the recipient of many honors and awards and has served on NIH and private advisory and review committees. She will also continue her research on urothelial differentiation and altered gene expression in bladder cancer in NCI's Urologic Oncology Branch.

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