September 16, 2012
New Head of NIH’s Foundation Has Long Ties to the Agency
New role: On November 1, Maria C. Freire will assume leadership of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, which raises private money to support the federal agency’s biomedical research and training of research scientists. In the past 16 years, the foundation has raised more than $610-million.
Career highlights: Ms. Freire worked at the NIH from 1995 to 2001 as director of the office that oversees all patenting and licensing for