Dear NHLBI Colleagues:
It is my pleasure to inform you that Dr. Carl Roth has agreed to serve as Acting Deputy Director, NHLBI, effective December 18. Carl has provided stellar service to the NHLBI as Associate Director for Scientific Program Operation and will continue to carry out these duties while serving as Acting Deputy Director.
Carl has been with the NHLBI for over 27 years. In his joint posts as Associate Director for Scientific Program Operation and Director of the Office of Science and Technology, he is directly involved in planning, coordinating, and evaluating the Institute’s research programs. He works with the Institute’s program divisions to initiate new research programs and develop and implement scientific management policies. He also oversees the Institute’s technology transfer function and manages the Institute’s interactions with public interest organizations.
Carl also served as Acting Deputy Director of the NHLBI from April 2005 to February 2006. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology, NHLBI, from 1987-1996; Chief of the Program Analysis and Evaluation Branch, NHLBI, from 1982-1987; Evaluation Officer, Office of the Director, NIH, from 1981-1982; Senior Reviewer for Economics, Statistics, and Operations Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, from 1980-1981; staff researcher in Health Services Research, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital System from 1975-1980; and Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, from 1974-1975. Carl received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in 1967 and 1968, respectively. He received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Yale University in 1974, a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1980, and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from the George Washington University in 1994. He has several publications concerning management of biomedical research and evaluation of NHLBI programs and has been licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia since 1980 and licensed to practice in patent matters before the U.S. Office of Patents and Trademarks since 1996. In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Roth has received three U.S. Public Health Service medals for excellence and leadership, including the Meritorious Service Medal and several NIH Merit Awards. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Please join me in commending Carl for his willingness to serve the Institute in this new capacity. I know that Carl is looking forward to helping the Institute continue to make great progress.
With best regards,