Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D., is named acting director of the NIDCD
Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D., has been named acting director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) upon the retirement of longtime director James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Cooper has served as deputy director of the institute since 2004 and director of the NIDCD's Division of Scientific Programs since 2003; she will continue in the latter role while serving as acting director. She has been a dynamic leader of many NIH initiatives, including trans-NIH autism activities and the Women’s Health Seminar Series.
Andrew J. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as acting deputy director while continuing in his position as scientific director of the institute.
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