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Human Genome News, May 1991; 3(1)
NCHGR Advisory Council Holds First Session
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research held its first meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, on January 22. Council members reviewed grants and were oriented on NIH procedures.
The council advises the Director of NIH, the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director of the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) on the conduct of human genome research, training, and information dissemination related to the Human Genome Project.
The council also provides final review of applications submitted to NCHGR for research or training grants and cooperative agreements and recommends approval for projects that show promise.
- Francisco J. Ayala
University of California, Irvine; population geneticist; National Academy of Sciences member; Chairman of the Board of Basic Biology of the National Research Council.
- David Botstein
Stanford University School of Medicine; author of numerous scientific papers on genetics and molecular biology; member of several editorial boards and advisory committees; member of the NIH Program Advisory Committee on the Human Genome, 1988-90.
- K. Danner Clouser
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; philosopher, educator, and biomedical ethicist; member of numerous advisory boards; Founding Fellow of The Hastings Center.
- Francis S. Collins
University of Michigan and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; physician and molecular geneticist noted for the recent isolation of the cystic fibrosis and neurofibromatosis type 1 genes.
- Jerome R. Cox
Washington University; computer scientist with special knowledge in database management and design; consultant and chair of numerous computer science and biomedical research boards and advisory committees.
- Norman Davidson
California Institute of Technology; biologist; faculty member since 1946; California Scientist of the Year (1980).
- Joe W. Gray
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; biomedical scientist; author of numerous publications on flow cytometry systems and cell cycles.
- Hiliary H. Holloway
New Atlantic Bank and counsel at the law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Colemann, and Goggin; member of the National Board of Directors of the United Negro College Fund; recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Award.
- Kay Jamison
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; clinical psychologist; active with lay organizations that represent individuals with mental illness.
- Dorothy Nelkin
New York University; interdisciplinary social scientist whose work has focused on the role of science in public policy and on public understanding of science; author of Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology.
- Shirley M. Tilghman
Princeton University; molecular biologist and developmental geneticist; member of several advisory committees.
- Keith R. Yamamoto
University of California, San Francisco; biochemist and biophysicist; National Academy of Sciences member; expert in gene organization, expression, and function.
Next NCHGR Advisory Council Meeting: June 7
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