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Dr. George Counts and Don Poppke

The first NIH-wide Diversity Council recently elected Dr. George Counts (r), director, Office of Research on Minority and Women's Health, NIAID, and Don Poppke, executive officer, NLM, chair and vice-chair, respectively. The council first convened Jan. 30, 1997, and meets monthly. It serves as an advisory body to the Office of Equal Opportunity and reviews NIH-wide programs, policies and procedures that may affect the diversity of the work force. For more information about the council, or to propose NIH-wide issues for its consideration, call Counts at 6-8697, or Poppke at 6-6491; or contact Shirley Everest, Diversity Program manager, 6-4627.

Dr. Norman B. Anderson

Dr. Norman B. Anderson, NIH associate director for behavioral and social sciences research, was recently elected president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a multidisciplinary, nonprofit, professional organization regarded as the premier scientific forum for the world's authorities on health and behavior. It was founded in 1978 to promote interdisciplinary communication and the integration of behavioral and biomedical approaches to health and illness, and has more than 3,000 members. Anderson is a fellow of SBM and has held many appointed and elected positions within the organization since joining in 1979.

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