Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D.–director of the ONPRC and Senior Scientist–has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils. This body advises the director of the NIH on research opportunities, policy, public health concerns, and other strategic priorities for the NIH. Dr. Haigwood will serve through October 2015.
Dr. Haigwood is the fifth Director of ONPRC and will contribute deep knowledge of the vital role that NIH-sponsored research resources play in creating the foundation for ground-breaking discovery in the service of human health.
Dr. Haigwood and her research team study new approaches to developing HIV vaccines that fully or partially protect from HIV disease. She led the preclinical development of a novel HIV vaccine while serving as Research Director for the Chiron Corporation in Emeryville, California, and she was the founding Director of the Viral Vaccines Program for the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Haigwood was also the first Scientific Ombudsperson at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center i. She is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International AIDS Vaccine Institute and has served as a regular member on NIH Advisory Panels and Study sections.
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