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Vol. LVII, No. 9
May 6, 2005

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NHLBI Appoints New Council Members

Five new members were recently appointed to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council. They are:

Dr. Katherine High, professor of pediatrics and professor of medicine and pathology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

NHLBI director Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel (l) welcomes council members (from l) Dr. Charles T. Esmon, Dr. Patricia Wahl, Dr. Jeffrey McCullough and Dr. Katherine High. (Not shown is J. Hoxi Jones.)  

Dr. Charles T. Esmon, chair in cardiovascular research and head of the cardiovascular biology research program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, as well as an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

J. Hoxi Jones, director of public information and volunteer services at the Texas Department of Human Services, and an experienced administrator in health training programs.

Dr. Jeffrey McCullough, professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota, as well as the director of the Biomedical Engineering Institute at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Patricia Wahl, professor of biostatistics and dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington.

NIDA Welcomes New Councillors

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has announced the appointment of three new members to its advisory council: Dr. John Rice, Dr. Barry Lester and Dr. Mark Greenberg.

Rice is a professor of mathematics in psychiatry at the division of biostatistics at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. He has received a number of NIH awards and has extensive experience with multi-site collaborative studies.

Dr. Timothy Condon (l), NIDA deputy director, and Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA director, welcome new council members Dr. Barry Lester (second from l) and Dr. John Rice (r).  

Lester is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior, and pediatrics at Brown Medical School. He has received many NIH grants to study high-risk infants including research on prenatal cocaine exposure and child outcome.

Greenberg is Bennett chair of prevention research and director of the Prevention Research Center at Pennsylvania State University. Much of his work has been devoted to understanding ways to promote healthy social and emotional development and better school-based prevention programs.

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