The National Institutes of Health has appointed Carrie Wolinetz associate director for science policy, effective Feb. 23. Wolinetz currently serves as president of United for Medical Research, a group that advocates for research funding. She also has been serving as deputy vice president for federal relations with the Association of American Universities. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service's program on Science, Technology & International Affairs, and is a past chair of the advocacy committee for the Association for Women in Science. Wolinetz also previously served as director of scientific affairs and public relations at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.