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Barbara V. Howard, Ph.D. is the president of MedStar Research Institute. She currently holds faculty appointments in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, and the Department of Biochemistry at Howard University. Formerly, she was the associate chief of the Phoenix Clinical Diabetes and Nutrition Section, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health. She is the past chair of the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association and the Nutrition Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, and the current vice chair of the American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism. She served as a member of the NIH Expert Panel on Obesity and she also serves on the editorial boards for several scientific journals, including “Diabetes Care”, “Atherosclerosis”, and “Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews”.
She has received the Bolton Corson Medal from the Franklin Institute for research in nutrition and atherosclerosis, and the Special Recognition Award from the Arteriosclerosis Council of the American Heart Association. She was chosen as the Kelly West Lecturer by the American Diabetes Association in 2003.
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