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Thank you, Dr. McCarthy!
March 9, 2016

McCarthyPic.jpgDr. Margaret McCarthy (right) with Drs. Nancy Desmond (left) and Jim Gnadt at her recent presentation to the NIH.

Dear Elizabeth,

I wanted to circle back to you, as President of SBN, to let you know that Peg McCarthy's presentation to the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Coordinating Committee went very well! In fact, a former colleague, Peter Kaufmann (NHLBI), commented that Peg's presentation was "absolutely fascinating" and "one of the best that this group has ever heard." There were representatives from 18 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices participating (either in the room or on the phone). Although Peg is funded through two Institutes, I am hoping that the presentation will lead to a broader understanding — and interest — in this research throughout NIH.

Thanks to Peg for presenting, and to SBN for its involvement in the work FABBS does on behalf of its member scientific societies.

Paula Skedsvold, JD PhD FABBS