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NIH Selects Five New Members to Serve on the Advisory Committee to the Director

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the appointment of seven individuals to the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), a body that has counseled the NIH director on matters pertaining to planning and policy since 1966. The five new members are Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH, of Chicago, Illinois; Karen A. Holbrook, PhD, of Columbus, Ohio; Ralph I. Horwitz, MD, of Stanford, California; Mary-Claire King, PhD, of Seattle, Washington; Alan I. Leshner, PhD, of Washington, DC; John C. Nelson, MD, MPH, FACOG, FACPM, of Chicago, Illinois; and Barbara L. Wolfe, PhD, of Madison, Wisconsin. The ACD serves to advise the NIH director on policy and planning issues pertaining to the NIH missions of conducting and supporting research training and biomedical, behavioral, and translational research. Catherine D. DeAngelis earned her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and her MPH from the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. DeAngelis, professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is editor-in-chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Karen A. Holbrook received her PhD in biological structure from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She currently serves as president of The Ohio State University, as well as professor of physiology and cell biology and medicine (dermatology) in the Ohio State College of Medicine. Ralph I. Horwitz earned his MD from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Horwitz is the Arthur Bloomfield Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. Mary-Claire King completed her PhD in genetics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the American Cancer Society Professor in the departments of Medicine and Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. Alan I. Leshner earned his MS and PhD in physiologic psychology from Rutgers …

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