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Holland Named Chief of New NIAID Lab

Dr. Steven M. Holland has been named chief of NIAID's new Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The lab conducts clinical and basic studies of human infections and immunologic diseases, with a focus on viral, fungal, mycobacterial and bacterial infections, and acquired and congenital immune disorders that may enhance their virulence and chronicity. Holland received his B.A. from Saint John's College in Annapolis and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His NIH career began as National Research Council fellow guest researcher in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, NIAID, in 1989. In 1991, he moved to the Laboratory of Host Defenses as an NIAID investigator. He was named senior clinical investigator and head of the immunopathogenesis unit, clinical pathophysiology section of the Laboratory of Host Defenses in 2000. In 2003, he began serving as chief of the Laboratory of Host Defenses immunopathogenesis section.

Tucker Joins NCCAM

George Tucker recently joined the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine as chief of the grants management office. He will oversee the fiscal and administrative management of NCCAM's grants program. Tucker joined NIH in 1982 as a dental assistant in the Dental Clinic at the National Institute on Dental Research. He performed various surgical procedures during dental treatments of patients and conducted clinical studies. While there, he completed training in diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland and became certified as a diagnostic radiologic technologist. In 1988, he was selected for the NIH STRIDE Program and moved to a position as a grants management specialist at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He has held similar grants management positions at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIDCR and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Before joining NCCAM, Tucker was deputy chief grants management officer at NIDDK. He has been an active member of several NIH committees including the grants guidance committee and the grants management advisory committee. Tucker has a bachelor of science degree in business management from Potomac College in Rockville, and a master's degree in business administration from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C.

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