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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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AIDS Czar Named
26 February 2009 11:36 am
President Barack Obama today tapped Jeffrey Crowley to fill the top slot in the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).
The move comes amid growing concern that the United States does not have a national HIV/AIDS plan. Crowley, a public health specialist at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will coordinate HIV/AIDS policy both domestically and internationally. Between 1994 and 2000, Crowley worked at the National Association for People with AIDS, rising to a deputy executive director.
The director of ONAP, once given the elevated moniker of the “AIDS czar,” has lost cachet as of late—the Bush Administration did not even fill the post for the past 2 years.
"He’s a terrific choice for this job. He certainly comes with all the right background and experience, and on top of that he’s one of the hardest working people I’ve known in my life," says Georgetown University health policy expert Tim Westmoreland.