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Vol. LVIII, No. 22
November 03, 2006
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Milestones

NCI’s Dr. Elaine Jaffe (c) receives the 2006 Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award at a recent NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds and is congratulated by CC director Dr. John Gallin and NIAID fellow Dr. NaYoung Kim.
Jaffe Wins CC Teaching Award
NCIís Dr. Elaine Jaffe (c) receives the 2006 Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award at a recent NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds and is congratulated by CC director Dr. John Gallin and NIAID fellow Dr. NaYoung Kim. NIH clinical fellows present the DCTA to senior clinicians, staff clinicians or tenure-track clinical investigators in recognition of their mentoring, teaching and contributions to clinical research. As the 2006 winner, Jaffe will deliver the 4th annual John Laws Decker Memorial Lecture at Clinical Center Grand Rounds on June 20, 2007.

Leapman Named NIBIB Scientific Director

Dr. Richard Leapman

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has appointed Dr. Richard Leapman as scientific director of its Intramural Research Program. He will be responsible for planning, evaluating and directing all aspects of NIBIBís intramural research.

Prior to his appointment at NIBIB, Leapman was acting director of the Division of Bioengineering and Physical Science in the Office of Research Services at NIH. He also served as chief of the Supramolecular Structure and Function Resource. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, England.

Leapmanís research interests are in the development and application of quantitative electron microscopy and the application of novel nanoscale imaging methods to solve problems in structural and cellular biology. He has been particularly active in developing the techniques of electron energy loss spectroscopy and combining it with x-ray spectroscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy to provide an unprecedented high spatial resolution for nanoanalysis of biological structures. He has devised new methods for quantifying both elemental and chemical information obtained from inelastic electron scattering, a research area in which he has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications

Leapman is the recipient of numerous awards including the Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America, the Samuel Wesley Stratton Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and two NIH Directorís Awards. He is currently serving as editor of the Journal of Microscopy.

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