Heilman Named DMID DirectorDr. Carole A. Heilman was recently named director of NIAID's Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). For the past 3 years, she has been deputy director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS). She joined NIAID in 1986 as a program officer in DMID and served as chief of its Respiratory Disease Branch from 1988 to 1996. She completed postdoctoral training and served as a senior staff fellow at NCI, where she carried out molecular biology research related to the regulation of gene expression during cancer development. At NIAID, her many accomplishments include coordinating the development of acellular pertussis vaccines while chief of the Respiratory Disease Branch. During her tenure as DAIDS deputy director, she established creative research programs such as the Innovation Grants Program for AIDS Vaccine Discovery.
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