People in the news - July 2016

July / August 2016 | Volume 15, Number 4

Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan

NIH names National Library of Medicine director

NIH has appointed Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan as the next director of the National Library of Medicine. Brennan, a pioneer in the development of information systems for patients, has been a professor of nursing and industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is expected to start in August and will be the first woman and first nurse to lead the library in its 180-year history.

Dr. Maureen Goodenow

Goodenow to lead NIH Office of AIDS Research

Dr. Maureen Goodenow has been named Associate Director for AIDS Research at NIH and Director of the Office of AIDS Research. Goodenow comes from the University of Florida, Gainesville where she has been a professor of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine. She’s also worked within the U.S. Department of State, where she oversaw combination prevention trials funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), served as a science advisor and was a Jefferson Science Fellow. Goodenow has served on numerous NIH advisory committees and advised Fogarty on programs in India and Kazakhstan.

Dr. George Koob

NIAAA Director Koob receives France’s top honor

Dr. George Koob, director of NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), has received France’s highest distinction, a Legion of Honor award. Koob was recognized for his outstanding contribution to the development of scientific collaborations between the U.S. and France and was honored with the insignia of Knight of the Legion of Honor.

Dr. Michael Johnson

Johnson returns to Fogarty leadership team

Dr. Michael Johnson has returned to Fogarty as Director of the Division of International Relations. Johnson had been on detail in Geneva since 2011, where he worked with the Global Fund, a partnership to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Johnson joined Fogarty in 2007 as Deputy Director and oversaw the launch of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).

Dr. Jeremy Berg

Science selects former NIH leader as editor-in-chief

Dr. Jeremy Berg, a former director of NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences, is the new editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals. Berg, a chemist by training, has most recently been a science administrator at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Erin O’Shea

HHMI announces new president

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has announced Dr. Erin O’Shea will become its new president, effective September 2016. O’Shea, whose expertise is in gene regulation, signal transduction and systems biology, has been the institute’s chief scientific officer since 2013.

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