Shurin Named NHLBI Acting Director
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins has named Dr. Susan Shurin the acting director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, according to an e-mail from former director Elizabeth G. Nabel. Shurin, who previously served as deputy director at the Institute, joined NHLBI in 2006 after working as a professor of pediatrics and oncology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Nabel wrote in an e-mail, "[Susan] is extraordinarily well-equipped to take over the helm and lead this terrific Institute to even greater heights." According to an e-mail from Collins, Nabel leaves NHBLI on Nov. 30 and Shurin will take the position starting Dec. 1.