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September / October 2011 | Volume 10, Issue 5

Colglazier new Science and Technology adviser at State Department


Dr. E. William (Bill) Colglazier, recently retired executive officer of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council, is the new Science and Technology Adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The office is charged with providing scientific and technical advice in support of U.S. foreign policy.

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Dr. E. William (Bill) Colglazier

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Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez

Pablos-Méndez joins USAID

Former Fogarty Advisory Board member Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez has been sworn in as the new Assistant Administrator for the Global Health Bureau at USAID. An experienced public health physician, he was recently Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation.


Former NIH Director Healy dies

Former NIH Director Bernadine P. Healy, the first woman to lead the organization, died in August. Dr. Healy, who served as director from 1991 to 1993, launched the Women’s Health Initiative, the most far-reaching trial of women’s health ever undertaken in the United States.

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Dr. Bernadine P. Healy


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Dr. Vivian Pinn

Pinn retires from NIH women’s health office


Global health advocate Dr. Vivian Pinn has retired as Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at NIH after 20 years of service, having fostered advances in the health of, and medical career opportunities for, women and minorities. Deputy Director Dr. Janine A. Clayton is serving as acting director.

Rao to head new stem cell center

Dr. Mahendra S. Rao, internationally renowned for his research on human embryonic stem cells, has been appointed as director for the new NIH Intramural Center for Regenerative Medicine. The NIH-CRM is an initiative to create a world-class center of excellence in stem cell technology at NIH.

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Dr. Mahendra S. Rao

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Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim

South African government honors to Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim, associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), is the recipient of the Distinguished Women in Science award of the government of South Africa. Her work on the CAPRISA 004 Tenofovir gel trial was cited.

UCSF names Sepúlveda head of global health

The University of California, San Francisco has named Dr. Jaime Sepúlveda as executive director of UCSF Global Health Sciences. Previously, he was senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and, from 2003 to 2006, led Mexico’s NIH. He’s a former Fogarty Board member.

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Dr. Jaime Sepúlveda

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