For June 16, 1999

Dr. Richard Cannon earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Vanderbilt University. After an internship and residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Dr. Cannon joined the Cardiology Branch of NHLBI in 1979 and has been with them ever since. In 1995, he became deputy chief for Clinical Services and head of the Cardiovascular Diagnosis Section of the Cardiology Branch, and has been acting branch chief since 1998. He is also a clinical professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Cannon's recent research interests include the vascular effects of raloxifene in postmenopausal women and in hyper-cholesterolemic men, and the vascular and metabolic effects of hormone therapy combined with L-arginine in postmenopausal women.

Dr. Judith Rapoport did her undergraduate work at Swarthmore College and earned her medical degree at Harvard. After an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and psychiatric residencies at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in D.C., she was a fellow at the Psychological Institute at Uppsala, Sweden, and the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm.

Dr. Rapoport has been chief of NIMH's Child Psychiatry Branch since 1984. In addition, she has been a professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine since 1979, and a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School since 1985.

Dr. Rapoport's research has included studies of hyperactive children, diagnostic aspects of pediatric psychopathology, pediatric psychopharmacology, and especially obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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