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NINR's Grady a Top Irish-American

Dr. Patricia A. Grady, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, has been named one of the top 100 Irish Americans of the Year by the magazine Irish America. The list appears in the April/May issue. She is cited for her expertise in research on stroke and its effects. Internationally recognized for her work, Grady has written many articles on stroke, and has served as editorial board member of major stroke journals. She is one of two bioscience researchers on the list — the other being Dr. Michael Lyons, cancer researcher at Rockefeller University. Federal agency head Sean O'Keefe, administrator of NASA, also made the list.

Both of Grady's parents have Irish roots. Her father is a first-generation Irish-American from County Clare, and her mother's family is from County Cork. Grady is proud of her Irish ancestry, saying, "The philosophy and humor of the Irish have been very important in framing my outlook on life."

People on the list also include those recognized for education, medicine, the media, public service, politics, writing, exploration and entertainment. Edward Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg), as well as Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson made the list. Homeland Security's Tom Ridge, Pfc. Jessica Lynch, and Thomas Kean of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks are there. From the Senate's Susan Collins to The West Wing's Martin Sheen, the Irish Americans cited in the magazine have all contributed to intellectual, policy and cultural advances in the United States.

Gutkind Honored by IADR

NIDCR's Dr. J. Silvio Gutkind (l) received the International Association for Dental Research's 2004 Oral Medicine and Pathology Research Award from IADR president Dr. Stephen Challacombe. The award recognizes outstanding and sustained research that has contributed to understanding mechanisms governing health and disease of the oral cavity. Gutkind is chief of the Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch, NIDCR. His research focuses on identifying the molecular mechanisms of oral cancer with the goal of developing biomarkers of disease progression and, ultimately, novel cancer treatments. The award is supported by Sunstar Butler and consists of a cash prize and a plaque. Gutkind was honored at the recent IADR meeting in Honolulu.

Women's Fair Honors Magliozzi

The 24th annual Montgomery County Women's Fair, a 1-day event sponsored by the NIH Office of Community Liaison and the Office of Research on Women's Health, was held recently at Montgomery Blair High School. Angela M. Magliozzi, manager of the Women's Health Program at NIAID and cochair of the fair, was selected as the recipient of the Founder's Award in recognition of her "unfailing dedication, dependability, and extraordinary levels of support to the Fair." The Women's Fair will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2005. For more information on award nominations, becoming a fair benefactor, presenting a workshop or participating on the planning committee, visit
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