many conditions for which there are alternative or complementary remedies, including chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, and HIV/AIDS. Dr.Straus’s career at the National Institutes of Health began in 1979, when he joined NIAID as a senior investigator. Dr. Straus is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
NANCY S. SUNG, Ph.D., is a senior program officer with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). She oversees BWF Interfaces in Science Programs, Innovation Awards in Functional Genomics (previous program), and Clinical Scientist Awards in Translational Research. Dr. Sung has also focused on building collaboration among other private foundations, government agencies, and professional societies who share BWF’s interests in strengthening training and career pathways for researchers in the clinical research and physical or computational biology areas. Her research has focused on gene regulation in Epstein-Barr virus and its link to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, which is endemic in southern China. Prior to joining the BWF staff in 1997, Dr. Sung was a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine’s Institute of Virology in Beijing.
NANCY FUGATE WOODS, R.N., Ph.D., is dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing. Dr. Woods is also founding director of the School of Nursing’s internationally known Center for Women’s Health Research and a former chair of the Department of Family and Child Nursing. She was previously the associate dean for research and has been a faculty member at the University of Washington since 1978. Dr. Woods has provided leadership since the 1970s in developing women’s health as a field of study in nursing science. Her early research focused on the relationship between women’s social environments and their health, emphasizing the health consequences of women’s multiple roles and social supports.
NELDA WRAY, M.D., is chief research and development officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, overseeing the VA research program. Before accepting her current position, Dr. Wray served as chief of general medicine at the Houston VA Medical Center and as professor and chief of health services research at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In 1999 she became the second person to receive the VA Under Secretary Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Service Research. Dr. Wray is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.