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Petra Kaufmann to Head National Division of Clinical Innovation

Petra Kaufmann, MD, MSc, will head the Division of Clinical Innovation at NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), beginning May 4, 2014. Dr. Kaufmann is currently director of the Office of Clinical Research at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Before joining NINDS in 2009, Dr. Kaufmann was a full-time faculty member in neurology at P&S, where she is now an adjunct associate professor.

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, MD, says of Dr. Kaufmann, “Her record of expertise and accomplishment across the translational sciences—from basic research to clinical studies—makes her ideally suited to lead our clinical efforts.” Read more in the NCATS announcement.

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