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Calvo Named NIDDK Review Branch Chief

Dr. Francisco O. Calvo has been appointed chief of the Review Branch, NIDDK, where he has served as deputy chief since 1999. From 1987 to 1990, he directed the Endocrinology Research Program and was project officer for the National Hormone and Pituitary Program, NIDDK. He later became a scientific review administrator in the Review Branch and chief of the special emphasis panel review section. Calvo has been a member of the review policy committee, the STEP committee and the Hispanic task force. He worked as a research associate and instructor at the Mayo Clinic and Foundation before joining NIH in 1987. He remains active in the Endocrine Society, the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Sigma Xi, and the Society for Research Administrators. He was recently appointed to the editorial board of Biology of Reproduction.

Rabson Named Acting NCI Director

HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson on Oct. 1 named Dr. Alan S. Rabson as the acting NCI director, following the resignation of Dr. Richard Klausner as NCI director effective Sept. 28. Rabson, who had been NCI's deputy director, will be acting director until a new director is named.

Rabson came to NIH in 1955 as a resident in pathologic anatomy. In 1975, he was named director of NCI's Division of Cancer Biology, Diagnosis, and Centers, where he served until his appointment as the institute's deputy director in 1995. He holds clinical professorships in pathology at Georgetown University Medical Center and George Washington University, and at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. In 1987, Rabson became a member of the Institute of Medicine.

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