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Dr. Yvonne Maddox to Serve as NIMHD Acting Director

April 18, 2014— The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) April 15 announced the appointment of Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D., as NIMHD Acting Director. Dr. Maddox will succeed John Ruffin, Ph.D., who announced his retirement last month after serving at NIH for 24 years.

Prior to joining NIMHD, Dr. Maddox was the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Deputy Director. She served as NIH Acting Deputy Director from January 2000 – June 2002 and co-chaired the first NIH Strategic Plan to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities.

Additionally, Dr. Maddox chairs the Federal SIDS/Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Working Group and the NIH Down Syndrome Consortium. She also has led several other Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and NIH committees to advance medical research for affected communities to improve their health, including serving as executive director of the HHS Cancer Health Disparities Progress Review Group and co-chair of the HHS Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority Communities.

Contact:

Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org