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Hrynkow Named FIC Deputy Director

Dr. Sharon Hemond Hrynkow has been named deputy director of the Fogarty International Center. She will take a leadership role in guiding FIC's efforts to reduce the global burden of disease through research and research training.

Dr. Gerald T. Keusch, FIC director, said, "Dr. Hrynkow's strong scientific and diplomatic expertise, coupled with her experience as a scientist working abroad, will be invaluable to the center as we work to address global health issues in partnership with a range of international colleagues."

Hrynkow joined FIC in 1995. Most recently, as acting associate director for program coordination, she helped implement new FIC programs and initiatives on topics such as bioethics, ecology and infectious diseases, and health and economics. Previously, as FIC's assistant director for international relations and director of the Division of International Relations, Hrynkow advanced regional initiatives on behalf of FIC and NIH and served as FIC's chief advisor on foreign policy matters.

As a science policy analyst, she was one of the lead organizers of an international conference on malaria in Dakar, Senegal, in 1997. This conference launched the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM), a collaboration of NIH partners, African and European scientists and the World Health Organization to support malaria research while building research capacity in malaria-endemic countries. FIC assumed the rotating role of MIM secretariat from the Wellcome Trust in May 1999. Prior to joining FIC, Hrynkow served as a science officer at the State Department, where she played a key role in mobilizing foreign policy efforts to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

She graduated from Rhode Island College and earned her doctoral degree in developmental neurobiology at the University of Connecticut. She received a Letten Saugstad fellowship to conduct postdoctoral studies at the University of Oslo and was named a science, engineering and diplomacy fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Hrynkow was elected to the Council on Foreign Relations in 1996. Her interests include the advancement of science education for women in developing countries and the prevention of congenital brain deformities worldwide.

Ng Joins Center for Scientific Review

Dr. Angela Ng recently joined the Center for Scientific Review as scientific review administrator of the metabolic pathology study section in the oncological sciences integrated review group. This section is responsible for reviewing applications concerning effects of nutritional deficiencies/excesses on cellular pathology, immunological and molecular aspects of carcinogenesis, and chemoprevention. Ng received her Ph.D. in pathology from Northwestern University in 1990, then spent 4 more years there as a research associate conducting studies in molecular developmental biology and endocrinology. In 1994, she joined UroCor, Inc. in Oklahoma City, where she conducted basic and applied research on urological diseases and the development of diagnostic products for urological cancer.


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