For Dec. 9, 1998

Dr. Jennifer Puck earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She completed an internship and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and trained in pediatric infectious diseases and immunology at Washington University and at Baylor College of Medicine. After three years as an instructor in the departments of pediatrics and microbiology & immunology at Baylor, Dr. Puck spent a decade as a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

In 1993, Dr. Puck joined NIH as chief of the immunologic genetics section of the National Human Genome Research Institute. She is also associate chief of the Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch.

Dr. Fabio Candotti earned his medical degree at the University of Brescia, in Italy. He completed an internship at the Institute of Nephrology at Children's Hospital in Brescia, and was a medical staff fellow and resident in pediatrics at the University of Brescia.

Dr. Candotti came to NIH in 1992 as a special volunteer in the cellular immunology section of the National Cancer Institute. After two years, he joined the Genome Institute and has headed its disorders of immunity section since earlier this year.

Dr. Scott Whitcup is clinical director of the National Eye Institute.

Dr. Whitcup earned his bachelor's and medical degrees at Cornell University. After a residency in internal medicine at UCLA's Center for the Health Sciences, and one in ophthalmology at Harvard, he came to NEI for a fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis. He remained with NEI, and was appointed its clinical director in 1994. In 1996, he was made chief of the Clinical Branch, and he has headed the Uveitis Fellowship Program since 1993.

Dr. Whitcup's research has focused on the immunology, diagnosis, and treatment of uveitis, the role of cell adhesion molecules in ocular inflammation, and the ocular complications of AIDS.

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