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NIH Appoints New Advisors

Ten fresh faces will join the panel of experts that helps identify areas of emerging scientific opportunity.

By | May 7, 2013

Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.NIHThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected 10 new members of its Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), bringing the total to 27. The group is tasked with recognizing novel health challenges and scientific areas that deserve further research and attention.

“The breadth and depth of expertise brought by these individuals will enhance the council's ability to achieve its mission by providing diverse perspectives and experience,” DPCPSI Director James Anderson said in a press release.

The roster of new appointees includes physicians, laboratory researchers, and clinical researchers. They include Carlos Bustamante, a researcher developing single molecule manipulation methods at Stanford University School of Medicine, neurobiologist Janice Clements from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Oregon Health and Science University’s Nancy Haigwood, who studies HIV transmission from mother to child among other topics.

(Hat tip to GenomeWeb)

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