ELIZABETH MARINCOLA, Executive Director, American Society for Cell Biology, Bethesda, MD

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The American Society for Cell Biology has long advanced biomedical research through its publications and its large and successful annual meetings. A more recently recognized imperative of the society is bridging the gap among scientists, the public, and policymakers.

Elizabeth Marincola, executive director of the society, has been an articulate advocate for researchers in the public arena. Within the national health-care and research debate, Marincola has championed the necessity of basic biomedical research. She seeks to raise awareness of the promise of biomedical research in controlling health-care costs while improving outcomes as well as the high returns realized on basic science investment.

Marincola recognizes the importance of understanding...

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