Elevate Status Of Minority Biomedical Scientists Author: KAREN YOUNG KREEGER, pp.1
Date: July 11,1994

Researchers, National Institutes of Health administrators, and government officials say the first director of a newly created NIH minority-support program is a fitting choice to lead an office whose creation is long overdue. The new leader is appropriate, they say, because he is both a veteran advocate of minorities in science and a minority scientist who has experienced the ups and downs of federal science funding.

Supporters say Clifton A. Poodry is an apt choice to head the Minority Opportunities in Research program because of his relevant personal as well as professional experiences. For example, the 50-year-old member of the Tonawanda Seneca Indian tribe served on the boards of directors of both the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), based in Boulder, Colo., and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in...

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