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NIH Record  
Vol. LXII, No. 18
  September 3, 2010
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August Appointments: Collins Chooses Two Deputies
Tabak Named Principal Deputy Director, Rockey In as Deputy for Extramural Research
  New NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak
  New NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak

Bldg. 1 has finally collared for keeps the services of NIDCR director Dr. Lawrence Tabak as NIH principal deputy director, a title he once held with “acting” in front of it. Another familiar face, Dr. Sally Rockey, also accepted a full deputy directorship, becoming deputy director for extramural research. She had held the post on an acting basis since October 2008.

On Aug. 19, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins announced that Tabak would assume his new role on Aug. 23. Tabak succeeds Dr. Raynard Kington, who left last month to assume the presidency of Iowa’s Grinnell College. Rockey’s new post was effective Aug. 15.

“I am delighted to have Dr. Tabak as deputy director during this critical time for biomedical research,” said Collins. “His outstanding service in numerous activities across the NIH and combination of skills and experience will help the NIH move forward in these revolutionary times for the biomedical sciences.”
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Disease Potential Detected
Pest Expert Team Examines Post-Quake Conditions in Haiti
  One of many tent cities where temporary housing has become semi-permanent in post-quake Haiti
  One of many tent cities where temporary housing has become semi-permanent in post-quake Haiti

Trevor Lubbert was advised to expect a war zone. Never having visited a war zone, however, he still was unprepared for his first view of post-earthquake Haiti.

The humidity and heat hit him first. His next impression was of the large throngs of people hailing him and his party at the airport. Crowds of citizens seemingly size up every incoming group for their potential to offer help in the devastated nation.
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