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Dr. Suzanne A. Medgyesi-Mitschang recently joined the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Its director, Dr. Enoch Gordis, said, "Dr. Medgyesi-Mitschang is well known and highly respected in the NIH community. Her extensive knowledge and experience with NIH issues make her a valuable and welcome addition." At NIAAA, she will be responsible for coordinating the institute's AIDS research activities. Other responsibilities will include developing long range strategic initiatives, establishing a system to enhance easy access to cross-divisional research programs, and planning and directing special high-profile projects and studies. At NIH since 1988, she was most recently chief, Office of Science Policy and Information, NINR.

NINR Council Gains Five

Dr. Patricia A. Grady, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, recently welcomed five new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. They are:

Gene A. Blumenreich of Nutter, McClennen & Fish in Boston; he is general counsel for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Dr. Kathleen Coen Buckwalter, associate provost for health sciences, director of the University of Iowa Center on Aging and professor of nursing and psychiatry at the University of Iowa; she is editor of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

Jean R. Marshall, corporate vice president of the Meridian Health System, in Wall, N.J.; she has more than 20 years experience in the health care planning and administration field.

NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady (fourth from l) welcomes new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. They are (from l) Gene Blumenreich, Jean Marshall, Dr. Sarah Sanford, Dr. Kathleen Buckwalter and Dr. Curtis Patton.

Dr. Curtis L. Patton is professor of epidemiology and public health and director of international medical studies at Yale University School of Medicine.

Sarah J. Sanford, chief executive officer of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, is a health care executive with more than 20 years of experience in hospital, nursing and corporate administration.


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