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UK VP for Research Wendy Baldwin Named to AAAS Committee

By Jennifer M. Bonck

 

Baldwin will serve a two-year term on the committee. She has previously assumed other roles at the AAAS, including that of Member at Large on the organization s Section Committee on Social, Economic and Political Sciences.

 

Feb. 19, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky Vice President for Research Wendy Baldwin, Ph.D., has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Nominations. This committee is one of the most important of the AAAS, the world's largest scientific society.

Baldwin will serve a two-year term on the committee. She has previously assumed other roles at the AAAS, including that of Member at Large on the organization s Section Committee on Social, Economic and Political Sciences.

At the end of 2002, Baldwin left her position of National Institutes of Health Deputy Director for Extramural Research and began her tenure at UK.

In her role at the NIH, Baldwin advised the director on a broad array of extramural policy issues and was responsible for developing and overseeing procedures for extramural research and training programs. In addition, she worked closely with other federal agencies and private foundations to develop co-funding for strategic initiatives.

Baldwin graduated magna cum laude from Stetson University, Deland, Fla., with a bachelor's degree in sociology and received her master's and doctoral degrees from UK.


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