BARBARA ALVING APPOINTED ACTING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES
Barbara M. Alving, MD, was announced as acting director of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) on March 25, 2005. The announcement was made by Elias A. Zerhouni, MD, National Institutes of Health (NIH) director. Dr. Alving received a medical degree cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she also completed an internship in internal medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital and then earned a fellowship in hematology. Before being appointed as acting director of the NCRR, Dr. Alving had served as the deputy director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) since 2001, as director of the Women's Health Initiative since 2002, as acting director of NHLBI from 2003 to 2005, and as director of the extramural Division of Blood Diseases and Resources when she joined NHLBI in 1999. Before working at NIH, she served as director of the Department of Hematology and Vascular Biology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, director of the Hematology/Medical Oncology Section at the Washington Hospital Center, and a research investigator in the Division of Blood and Blood Products at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Alving is a co-inventor on two patents, has edited three books in the areas of thrombosis and hemostasis, and has published more than 100 papers. She is a professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as being a master in the American College of Physicians. She is a former member of the Subcommittee on Hematology of the American Board of Internal Medicine, in addition to being a former member of the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee.