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Sigmon Moves to CSR

Dr. Hilary D. Sigmon has moved to the Center for Scientific Review to be scientific review administrator of the International Collaborative Programs Special Emphasis Panel, which reviews grant applications related to infectious diseases for the Fogarty International Center. She had been a program director of extramural programs at the National Institute of Nursing Research. Sigmon received nursing degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Catholic University. She then became an assistant director of clinical nursing at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, before moving to the Washington Hospital Center to be nursing director of its medical shock-trauma acute resuscitation unit. She earned her Ph.D. in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Nokta Joins NIDCR

Dr. Mostafa Nokta recently joined NIDCR as director of the AIDS and Oral Manifestations of Immunosuppression Program in the Division of Basic and Translational Sciences. He came to the institute from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where he was on the faculty in the division of infectious diseases. A viral immunologist, Nokta has focused his career on HIV/AIDS and HIV-related opportunistic infections. He has served as the site virologist/immunologist for several NIH-sponsored clinical studies conducted by the AIDS clinical trials group and also served on multiple ACTG committees.

Petrosian Is New SRA at CSR

Dr. Arthur Petrosian has joined the Center for Scientific Review as scientific review administrator in its surgery, radiology and bioengineering integrated review group, coordinating reviews of grant applications involving imaging methods and technologies. He comes from Texas Tech University, where he studied the use of electro-encephalograms to predict epileptic seizures and Alzheimer's disease. While there, he also coedited a book, Wavelets in Signal and Image Analysis: From Theory to Practice. He earned a master's degree in mathematics from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Institute for Problems of Informatics and Automation at the National Armenian Academy of Sciences. He then moved to the University of Michigan to study breast cancer recognition on digital mammo-grams under an NIH postdoctoral fellowship.

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