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Dr. Andrew Blauvelt Dr. Blauvelt Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation
Dr. Andrew Blauvelt, an investigator in the NCI Center for Cancer Research's Dermatology Branch, was recently elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Established in 1908, ASCI is one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies. It comprises more than 2,700 physician-scientists from all medical specialties, who were elected to the society because of their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. ASCI represents active physician-scientists who practice at the bedside, research bench, and blackboard.

Dr. Blauvelt received his M.D. degree from Michigan State University. He then completed a year of internal medicine training at Henry Ford Hospital and three years of dermatology residency training at the University of Miami. He also performed three years of research training in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen I. Katz in NCI's Dermatology Branch and another year of research training at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the laboratory of Dr. Kuan-Teh Jeang. Since 1996, Dr. Blauvelt has been an investigator in NCI's Dermatology Branch, studying pathogenesis of skin diseases associated with viral infections. He was tenured by the NIH in 2003.

Orlando, Fla. will host the 95th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), March 27-31. Researchers from NCI and its funded programs will be represented throughout the meeting. In addition to viewing scientific presentations of NCI-funded research, attendees can learn about training and funding opportunities at NCI or provide policy feedback at the "NCI Listens" session on March 30 at 2:00 p.m. NCI Director Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach will speak at the AACR public forum on March 27 at 10:00 a.m. and deliver the NCI director's address on March 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Check the NCI at AACR Web site for more information.

NCI Honored with Plain Language Awards
Thirty-nine NCI staff are winners of this year's NIH Plain Language Awards. A total of 58 awards were made to NIH institutes and centers; 15 awards went to NCI: four in the Outstanding category, five in the Excellent category, and six in the Honorable Mention category. The four items judged to be Outstanding were: the 9 A Day Campaign for African American Men brochure, the Radioactive Iodine (I-131) and Thyroid Cancer presentation aid, the Web site, and the Fellowship Handbook brochure.

The NIH Plain Language Awards program, which began in 1999, recognizes publications, Web sites, and other materials that effectively communicate agency materials to a variety of audiences. Entries are judged on how well they are organized, how readable they are, and how well they are targeted to their audiences.

A recognition ceremony will be held on April 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Lipsett Auditorium on the NIH campus. National Public Radio senior science correspondent Joe Palca will be the keynote speaker.