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August 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 4

Whitescarver receives AIDS award


The International AIDS Society has honored Dr. Jack Whitescarver for his outstanding commitment to the global fight against HIV and his pioneering work in the field. As director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research, he has launched domestic and international research and training initiatives to meet the challenges of the epidemic.

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Dr. Jack Whitescarver

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Dr. Alan E. Guttmacher

Guttmacher appointed new NICHD director


Dr. Alan E. Guttmacher has been chosen to head the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). As the immediate past acting director, Guttmacher began developing a scientific vision for the institute. Under his leadership, staff will work with external communities that have an interest in the institute's mission, to identify promising research opportunities.

Campbell appointed new FNIH executive director


Dr. Scott Campbell has been appointed new executive director of the Foundation for NIH. He most recently served as vice president of research programs at the American Diabetes Association, where he helped acquire major donations for their research foundation. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in academia where his research interests were hypertension, heart failure and the hormone system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance.

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Dr. Scott Campbell

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Dr. Robert Zucker

Zucker honored for alcohol use research


Dr. Robert Zucker, director of the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center, has received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism. Zucker started and still directs a Fogarty training program to develop substance abuse research capability in Central and Eastern Europe.

Tanowitz elected to Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Fogarty grantee Dr. Herbert Tanowitz has been elected to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences for his work on Chagas disease, successful collaborations with Brazilian scientists and efforts to bring pre- and post-docs to work with mentors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he is on the faculty and has been named distinguished alumni of the year.

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Dr. Herbert Tanowitz

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Dr. Theresa Ochoa

Ochoa receives Gates research grant


Dr. Theresa Ochoa has received $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations program, created to generate new ways to tackle global health problems. Ochoa, a Fogarty grantee in Peru, is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist testing a daily oral milk protein supplement to protect newborns against sepsis in the critical early days of life.

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