For June 23, 1999

Dr. David Danforth, Jr. is a senior investigator with the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Danforth earned his bachelor's degree at Northwestern University. After graduate school at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, he returned to Northwestern for his medical degree.

After a surgery internship and residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Danforth joined NCI's Surgery Branch as a clinical associate. He then did another residency at New York Hospital, followed by a year's surgical fellowship at M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute before returning to NCI in 1980. Dr. Danforth's research interests include hormonal regulation and steroid receptor metabolism in breast cancer.

Dr. Stephen Piscitelli coordinators the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory, in the Clinical Center's Pharmacy Department.

He received his bachelor's and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then completed a specialty residency in infectious diseases and a fellowship in pharmacokinetics at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Dr. Piscitelli is a principal or co-investigator on several clinical trials in the field of anti-HIV pharmacology. His research interests are in antiretroviral and cytokine pharmacokinetics and evaluation of drug interactions.

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