Christine Grady, PhD, has been named Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. Dr. Grady has served as deputy director of the department since 1996 and as acting chief since September 2011. Her research focuses on clinical research subject recruitment, incentives, vulnerability, consents, and international research ethics. She is currently a member of President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and serves as a senior research fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
Dr. Grady joined the NIH Clinical Center in 1996, prior to which she served as assistant director for clinical science at the National Institute of Nursing Research. She has previously served as a consultant to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS (1996, 1998), and the Pan American Health Organization (1999), and served for two years in Brazil with Project Hope. She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing and biology from Georgetown University, where she also completed her PhD in philosophy and bioethics. She earned a master’s degree in community health nursing from Boston College. Dr. Grady is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and of the Hastings Center.
EVMS Installs New Dean
Richard V. Homan, MD, officially became the 12th Dean of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in February this year. He joins EVMS from Drexel University College of Medicine, where he was President and Dean. Dr. Homan succeeds Gerald J. Pepe, PhD, who had served as dean since 2004. Dr. Homan is also slated to assume the role of president within the next couple of years as part of the school’s plan to merge the roles of president and dean. He will succeed Harry Lester, who has served as …