T H E   N I H    C A T A L Y S T      N O V E M B E R  – D E C E M B E R   1999

Allen Spiegel

Allen Spiegel ascended to the NIDDK directorship November 15, succeeding outgoing director Philip Gorden. Spiegel has been NIDDK scientific director for the past nine years and chief of the Metabolic Diseases Branch.

Hispanic Scientists Directory

The Hispanic/Latino Scientists Directory—including senior scientists, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, pre-IRTAS, and other interested personnel—is now available through the FELCOM website.

Organized by the NIH Fellows Committee with the support of the Office of Education, the directory is designed to facilitate interaction among Hispanic/Latino Scientists at NIH and FDA-CBER.

To be included in this directory and for further information, contact Nancy Vázquez-Maldonado.

Free Counseling

NIH’s Work and Family Life Center offers free dependent-care counseling services—focusing on childcare and elder care—to NIH employees. Call the Center at 301-435-1619 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, or leave a message at other times.

1999–2000 NIH-Duke Clinical Research Fellows: (standing left to right): Chen-Sen Wu, Michael Brennan, John Gribar, Hiroyu Hatano, Stefan Weiss, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Yogen Saunthararajah; (seated left to right): Giovana Thomas, Elizabeth Higgs, Marcia Slattery; (not pictured: Robin Boineau, Hani El-Gabalawy, Howard Fine, Jay Giedd, Alfred Gordon, Julie Gulya, Winnie Rossi, Robert Walsh, Mary Lynn Dell)
Beyond 2000: NIH-Duke Training Program

Applications for the 2000–2001 NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research will be available beginning December 1, 1999, in the NIH Office of Education, Building 10, Room 1C129.

Designed primarily for clinical fellows and other health professionals who are training for careers in clinical research, the program offers formal courses in research design, statistical analysis, health economics, research ethics, and research management. Courses for this program are offered at the Clinical Center via videoconferencing from Duke or on site by adjunct faculty.

All persons taking courses in the NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research must be nominated by the NIH Admissions Committee and formally admitted by the School of Medicine at Duke University.

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 13, 2000. Applicants accepted into the program will be notified by July 1, 2000.

For more information on coursework and tuition costs for the 2000–2001 academic year, visit the program web site.

Enrollment in this program is limited. E-mail queries regarding the program may be addressed to William E. Wilkinson, program director at Duke.



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