Summer 2010 • Issue 20


Personnel News

New Appointments

Shuly Babitz joined the Communications and Public Liaison Branch as a Writer/Editor in December 2009. Ms. Babitz comes to NIAAA from the strategic communications and thought leadership firm 30Point Strategies, where she wrote speeches and related materials for corporate and philanthropic leaders and the Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy. Ms. Babitz earned a master’s degree in Social and Public Policy from Georgetown University in May 2003, and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religion from Swarthmore College in 1997.

The Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research recently welcomed several new staff members. Hoon Jun Shin, Research Associate, was previously at Hopkins University and is a contractor with Lockheed Martin. Eric Markey is a Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) graduate from California State University. Paul F. Kramer is a Post-Baccalaureate IRTA graduate from Grinnell College.