HHMI's International Research Scholars from six countries in the Americas gathered in Rio de Janeiro for a scientific conference. Special Web reports covered the event while it was happening.
Conference in Rio on January 19-22 to feature International Research Scholars from six countries in the Americas.
Purnell W. Choppin, president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has announced that he will retire at the end of 1999.
Meeting Features Leading Biomedical Scientists From Central Europe, Former Soviet Union and the Baltics
Jeremy R. Knowles, Dean of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, has been elected a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Impact of Market Changes on Medical Research and Training to be Considered at Conference at HHMI on February 23-24
Hanna H. Gray, president emeritus and Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor of History of the University of Chicago, has been elected chairman of the Trustees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, effective November 4.
Stephen M. Cohen has been elected vice president and chief financial officer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute by its Trustee, it was announced today by Purnell W. Choppin, M.D., president of the Institute.
Garnett L. Keith, chairman of SeaBridge Investment Advisors L.L.C., in Summit, New Jersey, has been elected Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the nation's largest philanthropy.
The Institute brings together its international research scholars from 10 European countries, in the Czech capital.
HHMI's international program brings together scientists from the Baltics, Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.
The Institute's Trustees accepted Helen K. Copley's resignation at their November meeting. Copley was one of the original group of Trustees appointed by the Delaware Court of Chancery in 1984.
James A. Baker, III, secretary of state under George Bush and secretary of the treasury under Ronald Reagan, has been elected a Trustee of HHMI.
The following remarks were made by Hungarian researcher László Hunyady of Semmelweiss University of Medicine in Budapest. He was addressing diplomats and journalists at a luncheon announcing the Hughes grants that was held in July at HHMI's headquarters outside of Washington, D.C.