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Vol. LIX, No. 14
July 13, 2007
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NIH Sailing Association Open House

The NIH Sailing Association invites everyone to its open house on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Selby Bay Sailing Center in Mayo, Md. There will be demonstration sails for adults in the club’s 19-ft. Flying Scot sailboats. Fall sailing classes begin Aug. 22; this is a good chance to preview the boats and meet the members. You can also join NIHSA, sign up for the 6-week adult sailing class, learn about club racing and check out the club’s social calendar. There will also be food, drinks and beer for just $5 per person. For directions visit www.recgov.org/sail.

NCCAM Welcomes New Council Members

  Six new members joined the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in June.
  Six new members joined the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in June. Gathering at the recent meeting were NCCAM acting director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein (front, l) and NCCAM deputy director Dr. Margaret Chesney (front, r) joined by (second row, from l) Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord of Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Martin Goldrosen, acting director of NCCAM's Division of Extramural Activities and director of its Office of Scientific Review; (third row, from l) Dr. Margery Gass of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Frank Torti of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Dr. Stephen Barnes of the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and at rear (from l) Dr. Fabio Cominelli of the University of Virginia and Dr. Sheldon Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University.

Four Named to NEI Advisory Council

  NEI director Dr. Paul Sieving (l) welcomes new council members (from l) Dr. M. Christine McGahan, Dr. Mae Gordon and Dr. Val Sheffield.
  NEI director Dr. Paul Sieving (l) welcomes new council members (from l) Dr. M. Christine McGahan, Dr. Mae Gordon and Dr. Val Sheffield.
Four new members were recently named to the National Advisory Eye Council. They are: Dr. Mae Gordon, professor, department of ophthalmology and visual sciences and the division of biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine. She is principal investigator and director of NEI-supported clinical studies including the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, a clinical trial that showed the safety and efficacy of medical treatment in reducing the risk of glaucoma in ocular hypertension.

Dr. Douglas H. Johnson, professor of ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In addition, he is a clinician-scientist with an active clinical practice in glaucoma.

Dr. M. Christine McGahan, head of the department of molecular biomedical sciences at North Carolina State University. Continuously funded by NEI for 25 years, she has scientific expertise in ocular pharmacology and lens biochemistry.

Dr. Val C. Sheffield, director of the University of Iowa interdepartmental research program in human molecular genetics and director of the department of pediatrics in the division of medical genetics. He has continually received grant funding from NIH and has more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Four Appointed to NIAAA Council

Four new members were recently named to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. They are:

Arthur T. Dean, chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). In his role at CADCA, Dean has responsibilities for providing strategic direction, diversifying and increasing funding, leading the board of directors and overseeing operations and personnel.

Dr. Cindy L. Ehlers, associate professor of neuropharmacology at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. She is a leading researcher in the study of genes that influence alcohol dependence, with a focus on investigating protective and risk factors in Native Americans and other minorities.

Dr. R. Adron Harris, director of the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at the University of Texas. A distinguished alcohol researcher, he is scientific director for studies on the neurobiology of excessive alcohol consumption within the multi-center Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism supported by NIAAA.

Dr. Peter Monti, professor of medical sciences and director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. He is also a senior career research scientist for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

NIAAA director Dr. Ting-Kai Li (r) welcomes four new members to the institute’s council. Shown are (from l) Dr. R. Adron Harris, Dr. Peter M. Monti, Dr. Cindy L. Ehlers and Arthur T. Dean.
NIAAA director Dr. Ting-Kai Li (r) welcomes four new members to the institute’s council. Shown are (from l) Dr. R. Adron Harris, Dr. Peter M. Monti, Dr. Cindy L. Ehlers and Arthur T. Dean.

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