The Scientist 4[24]:0, Dec. 10, 1990

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Background: Raised in rural Tennessee. B.S. in biology, Lane College, Jackson, Tenn., 1956; Ph.D. in physiology, Howard University, 1972. Came to NIH extramural program in 1974, spent eight years as director of extramural activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Current position: NIH deputy director for extramural research.

"When I first came to NIH, there were a number of high-level minorities here. But as those individuals left, we did not recruit others to replace them. So I think that, over a 10-year period, there has been a lessening of that critical mass of black scientists at NIH."


Background: Raised in New York City. B.S. in biology, Barnard College, 1977; M.D., Rutgers University, 1981. Came to NIH intramural program in 1986.

Current position: Senior clinical investigator, medical branch, Division of Cancer Treatment, National Cancer Institute;...

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