NIH News Release
National Center for Research Resources

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Kathy Kaplan
NCRR Information Officer
(301) 435-0888

Dr. Anthony Hayward Named NCRR Associate Director

Bethesda, Md. — The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today the selection of Anthony R. Hayward, M.D., Ph.D., as Associate Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Hayward is currently a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) and Associate Director of the University's Pediatric General Clinical Research Center.

As the NCRR Associate Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Hayward will oversee several highly visible national clinical research programs: the General Clinical Research Centers (GCRC), the National Gene Vector Laboratories, and the new Human Islet Cell Resource Centers, as well as several clinical research career development programs for physicians and dentists. The GCRC Program supports a network of 80 clinical research centers located primarily at major academic medical centers across the United States. The GCRCs offer clinical investigators access to specialized technologies, Web-based networks to facilitate collaborative research, along with professionally staffed facilities to conduct patient-oriented studies. Annually, more than 9,000 investigators use the GCRC network to carry out approximately 8,600 individual research projects.

"Dr. Hayward is an internationally recognized investigator with strong leadership skills," says Dr. Judith Vaitukaitis, NCRR director. "I anticipate his working closely with the scientific community to better position clinical investigators to take advantage of unprecedented research tools and technologies. This will lead to more effective prevention strategies, diagnostic tools, and therapies for many diseases that currently have no effective treatments. He is ideally suited to this position."

Dr. Hayward's scientific accomplishments include the first description of Leukocyte Adhesion Molecule deficiency as a blood disease, as well as the first identification of a new form of severe combined immunodeficiency in the Navajo Indian population.

Dr. Hayward received his medical degree from the University College, London, and a Ph.D. from the University of London. He has received many NIH grants, served on NIH Initial Review Groups, published extensively in many peer-reviewed journals, and received numerous special recognitions and honors.

Link to photo of Dr. Anthony R. Hayward

NCRR is this nation's leading Federal sponsor of research resources that enable scientific advances and discoveries in many areas of biomedical research. NCRR-supported research resources provide the scientific research community with access to state-of-the art research technologies, instrumentation, specialized basic and clinical research facilities, biologic models that mimic human diseases, genetic stocks, and biomaterials, including cell lines, tissues, and organs. Separately, NCRR provides competitive support for high-end research instrumentation as well as building or modifying research facilities.