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People in the News: Aug 5, 2011 (rev. 1)


Ralph Roskies, the scientific co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine.

Roskies is a co-founder and has served as co-director of PSC since it was established in 1986. He was the principal investigator of the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing and has developed software tools that are used with the NLM’s Visible Human project.

He obtained a PhD from Princeton University in 1965.

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