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From the GMR: Appointment of New Deputy Director, NLM's Office of Communications and Public Liaison

From Kathy Cravedi, Director, NLM's Office of Communications and Public Liaison

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Modlin as NLM's new Deputy Director of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison. She will also serve as NLM's Public Liaison Officer. Modlin has worked for nearly three decades publicizing health issues and policy, and has been a Public Affairs Specialist at NLM since 1996. She attended Smith College and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She continued graduate studies in journalism at UNC, completing coursework there in 1980. Modlin worked for Congressman Claude Pepper for eight years, on the staff of his House Select Committee on Aging. She also held communications positions at the Foundation for Hospice and Home Care and the Alliance for Aging Research before joining the NLM staff.

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