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NIH Record  
Vol. LIX, No. 9
April 20, 2007
Diverse Panel Celebrates Women’s Achievement at NIH
Farmer To Deliver NIAID’s Hill Memorial Lecture, Apr. 26
Earth Day Celebration Set, Apr. 26
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No Longer ‘Acting’
Zerhouni Taps Leaders for NCRR, NIDDK
Alving Appointed NCRR Director Rodgers Named NIDDK Director

Dr. Barbara Alving
Dr. Barbara Alving
Dr. Barbara Alving is the new director of the National Center for Research Resources. As acting director of NCRR, she oversaw launch of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program—a new national consortium of academic health centers that will transform the conduct of clinical and translational research to ensure that biomedical discoveries are rapidly translated into prevention strategies and clinical treatments for rare and common diseases.

"Dr. Alving has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the recent efforts of the NIH to energize the discipline of clinical and translational research across the nation," said NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni.


Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers
Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers
Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers has been named director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, effective Apr. 1.

“Griff Rodgers is an outstanding physician-scientist and molecular hematologist,” said NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni. “He has made singular contributions to the study of globin disorders and is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of effective therapy for sickle cell anemia and other genetic diseases of hemoglobin. In addition to his research experience, Dr. Rodgers is a dedicated and knowledgeable clinician and a first-rate research administrator. He has all the qualities we search for in an institute director.”


Installation of Shatter-Resistant Window Film Nears Completion

As part of an ongoing safety effort, the Office of Research Facilities is almost finished installing shatter-resistant window film inside buildings at the perimeter of NIH’s Bethesda campus.

“When it’s all done, we are looking at a total of 160,000 square feet of film,” reckons ORF Project Officer Johnny Madlangbayan.