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New IOM members are Dr. John Niederhuber,
Dr. Elaine Jaffe, Dr. W. Marston Linehan and Dr. Husseini K. Manji.
Three scientists from the National
Cancer Institute and one recently departed researcher from the National
Institute of Mental Health were among 65 new members and five foreign
associates elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
at its annual meeting on Oct. 13.
The new members are Dr. John Niederhuber,
NCI director; Dr. Elaine Jaffe, chief, hematopathology section,
and acting chief, Laboratory
of Pathology, Center for Cancer
Research, NCI; Dr. W. Marston Linehan, chief, Urologic Oncology Branch, NCI; and Dr. Husseini K. Manji, who until recently was director
of NIMH’s mood and anxiety disorders
research program. He is now at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical
Research and Development, but continues to be a special volunteer for NIMH.
The new members also include three prominent alumni of NIH: Dr. Maria Freire, who used to lead the Office of Technology Transfer and is now president
of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation; Dr. Naomi Lynn Gerber, the longtime chief of the Clinical Center’s rehabilitation medicine department, who is now at George Mason University;
and Dr. Barbara Rimer, formerly a top NCI official, now at the University of North Carolina.
Membership in IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding
professional achievement and commitment to service. Current active members elect new members from among candidates nominated for their accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.
The Institute of Medicine is unique for its structure as both an honorific membership
organization and an advisory organization on matters of health and science policy. Established in 1970 as a component of the National Academy of Sciences, IOM has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.