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Appointees

Dr. Rochelle M. Long was recently named chief of the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch of NIGMS' Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry.

She joined NIGMS in 1990 as a program director responsible for managing research and training grants in the areas of receptor pharmacology; pharmacogenetics; signal transduction; pharmacokinetics; and drug metabolism, delivery and bioavailability. She served as co-director of the Pharmacology Research Associate intramural postdoctoral program for 5 years. In addition to regularly writing for the journal Pharmaceutical Research, Long serves on the educational committees of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Six Named to NICHD Council

Six new members were recently appointed to the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council. They are: Dr. John Borkowski, Dr. Eli Adashi, Ela Yazzie-King, Dr. Warren Pearse, Prof. Karen Rothenberg and Dr. Ruby Hearn.

Borkowski is the Andrew J. McKenna Family chair and professor of psychology in the department of psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

Adashi is the John A. Dixon professor and chair in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Yazzie-King is the regional team coordinator of the Utah State Indian Children's Program; she has had a longstanding interest in children with special needs and has been involved in programs for Native Americans with disabilities, including persons with spinal cord injury.

The new members of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council include (seated, from l) Ela Yazzie-King, Dr. Warren Pearse, Prof. Karen Rothenberg, and (back, from l) Dr. John Borkowski, Dr. Eli Adashi, NICHD director Dr. Duane Alexander and NICHD deputy director Dr. Yvonne Maddox.

Pearse is the past executive director of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and former dean of the Medical School at the Medical College of Virginia.

Rothenberg is Marjorie Cook professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law.

Hearn is senior vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is devoted to improving the health and health care of Americans.

Police Force Gains Trainee

Snoop Doggy Daisy -- Daisy, the newest addition to the NIH Police Department, sits obediently at attention. The 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever obtained from an animal shelter will undergo 3 months of training, beginning in September, for explosive detection. Daisy is the third member of the department's K-9 unit.


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