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National Institute on Aging : Biographical Sketch of NIA Director

Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

Dr. Hodes was appointed NIA director on May 27, 1993. He was born on December 31, 1943, in New York City. He received his B.A. from Yale University (summa cum laude) in 1965 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School (magna cum laude) in 1971.

His postgraduate training included an internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital department of medicine. Before attending medical school, he was a research fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Before joining NIA, he was senior investi-gator and chief of the immune regulation section at NCI's Experimental Immunology Branch.

Since 1982 Dr. Hodes has served as program coordinator for the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Cancer Research Program; since 1992 on the scientific advisory board of the Cancer Research Institute; and since 1995 as a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. He is an editor of several journals including the Journal of Experimental Medicine and Therapeutic Immunology and is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In 1997 he was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a PHS Commendation Medal in 1977, a PHS Outstanding Service Medal in 1988, and a PHS Distinguished Service Medal in 1996.

Directors of NIA

NameDate of Birth Dates of Office
Norman Kretchmer (Actg).........................October 1974July 1975
Richard C. Greulich (Actg).........................July 1975April 1976
Robert N. ButlerJanuary 21,1927May 1, 1976July 1982
Robert L. Ringler (Actg)Mar. 27, 1922July 26, 1982June 30, 1983
T. Franklin WilliamsNov. 26, 1921July 1, 1983July 31, 1991
Gene D. Cohen (Actg)Sept. 28, 1949July 1, 1991May 31, 1993
Richard J. HodesDec. 31, 1943June 1, 1993.........................


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