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Dr. Richard K. Nakamura

Dr. Richard K. Nakamura has been appointed acting deputy director at the National Institute of Mental Health. He will also continue to serve as associate director for science policy and director of the Office of Science Policy and Program Planning at the institute. Dr. Rex Cowdry, who has served as acting deputy director at NIMH since February 1996, has been asked by NIH director Dr. Harold Varmus to work with the American Association of Health Plans on issues related to coverage of routine patient care costs of individuals participating in clinical trials. Cowdry is returning to the NIMH Division of Intramural Programs.

Christine Wisdom

Christine Wisdom is the new executive officer at the Center for Scientific Review (formerly DRG). From 1990 to 1997, she was deputy executive officer of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Previously, she held grants management and administrative positions at several institutes, as well as nursing positions at the Clinical Center and other government organizations. Wisdom has won a number of awards, but her favorite is probably the 1996 Certificate of Appreciation from the NIH Management Interns and Presidential Management Interns. Ever since she graduated from the MI program in 1983, she has been an active volunteer for both programs.

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