Mark Nelson has joined Cognia as an advisor and investor. Nelson founded Ovid, a software company that integrates scientific journals, in 1988. The company was sold to Wolters-Kluwers in 1998.
The National Institutes of Health has named Barbara Alving as director of the National Center for Research Resources. Alving was previously acting director of NCRR, a position she has held since 2005. She has been at the NIH since 1999, when she joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as the director of the division of blood diseases and resources. She later served as NHLBI deputy director and acting director.