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Janice Clements, Johns Hopkins Professor And Vice Dean, Is Named To NIH Council Of Councils - 05/08/2013

Janice Clements, Johns Hopkins Professor And Vice Dean, Is Named To NIH Council Of Councils

Release Date: May 8, 2013

The National Institutes of Health has announced that Janice E. Clements, Ph.D., is among 10 experts selected to advise the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI). The panel makes recommendations on research in important areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve special emphasis or would otherwise benefit from strategic planning and coordination.

Clements is a professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology, neurology and pathology and vice dean for faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also director of the Johns Hopkins Retrovirus Laboratory.

“It is a great opportunity for me to represent research and Johns Hopkins on the council,” Clements said. “After decades as a researcher, I have an opportunity to influence scientific progress at a national level. There are changes occurring at the NIH, and the council has a role in advising the director on new programs and directions for the institutes.”

Clements and the other individuals named to the 27-member council will serve through October 2015.

“The breadth and depth of expertise brought by these individuals will enhance the council's ability to achieve its mission by providing diverse perspectives and experience. Collectively, the council will inform our approach to selected research initiatives that span different NIH institutes,” said DPCPSI Director James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

For more information, visit the NIH announcement.

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