Newburgh Returns to NIH
Dr. M. Janet Newburgh, who in recent years has been an independent consultant for various government and private organizations, has returned to NIH. She had been a program administrator or program director at NIGMS and NEI, a scientific review administrator for NIDDK, and institutional liaison officer, Office of Extramural Research. Currently, she is an assistant chief in the Center for Scientific Review's Division of Receipt and Referral. Her scientific expertise is in biochemistry. She is the author of 31 research publications, 16 abstracts, and 2 book reviews, and has received both NIH grants and various administrative awards. Newburgh is also a marathon runner and vice president of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club.
Croyle Named Associate Director of NCI's BRP
Dr. Robert T. Croyle has been named first associate director of NCI's Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The program, newly established with the creation of DCCPS, will develop and implement a comprehensive program of behavioral research. Croyle's research interests have been in the areas of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, the impact of genetic screening, cancer risk perception, and coping with the disease and its treatment. He has also conducted extensive research in areas of health and social psychology and the law. He has been a professor in the department of psychology and member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah. He has also held research positions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, and at Williams College.
Vande Woude To Direct NCI Division
Dr. George F. Vande Woude, an internationally recognized expert in molecular oncology, is new director of NCI's Division of Basic Sciences. He recently left the Basic Research Program, located at NCI's Frederick Cancer Research & Development Center, where he had been director for the last 15 years. DBS, the largest of NCI's three intramural divisions, is comprised of 32 laboratories and more than 180 principal investigators. Vande Woude will serve as its director until November 1999, when he will assume directorship of the Van Andel Research Institute, based in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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