Acting Laboratory Chief – Resnick
With Dr. Paul Costa’s departure, Dr. Susan Resnick, Ph.D. has agreed to serve as Acting Laboratory Chief. Dr. Resnick received her Ph.D. in Differential Psychology and Behavioral Genetics from the University of Minnesota and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania prior to joining the Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, NIA in 1992. She studies brain-behavior associations in health and disease and is the principal investigator of the brain imaging component of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA).
Marcelle Morrison-Bogorad, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Division of Neuroscience for the past fourteen years will be retiring at the end of the current calendar year. Dr. Morrison-Bogorad earned a Ph.D. at Glasgow University in Scotland, and then went to Cincinnati to do a post-doctoral fellowship. From there she joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where she became Professor of Neurology. When she joined the Institute in 1997, she brought a special interest in aging and Alzheimer's disease, as well as a rich background in brain research. Her talents, wisdom, advice, willingness to tackle the seemingly intractable to her staff and her forthright candor have been an asset to the Division and the Institute at large. During her tenure, she has accomplished much for the Division’s dual mission of research into both Alzheimer’s disease and aging. With her guidance, the Division embarked upon a number of key undertakings including the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging and Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Initiatives, the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center, and along with NIMH and NINDS, the Cognitive and Emotional Health Project: The Healthy Brain. She will be sorely missed in 2011 and for years to come. She leaves, not only NIA but this country, to take up residence on a mountaintop in Costa Rica, S.A.