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Roderic I. Pettigrew Becomes First Permanent Director of National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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Roderic I. Pettigrew, MD, PhD (photo by Jack Kearse, courtesy of Emory University School of Medicine)

Roderic I. Pettigrew, MD, PhD, was named the first permanent director of the NIH's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) in May. Dr. Pettigrew was previously professor of radiology, cardiology, and bioengineering at Emory University School of Medicine as well as director of the Emory Center for MR Research. Dr. Pettigrew was expected to begin his appointment in late August or early September. President Bush authorized a fiscal year 2002 budget of $112 million for NIBIB in addition to the $67 million in research grants that have already been transferred and other grants …

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