Dr. Michael Gottesman was appointed NIH deputy director for intramural research (DDIR) in November 1994. He had been acting DDIR for the previous year and was acting director of the National Center for Human Genome Research from 1992 to 1993. A well-known and respected basic cancer researcher who has focused on multidrug resistance in human cancer cells, Gottesman continued his role as chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Biology.
In 1962, Dr. Robert L. Berger joined the Laboratory of Technical Development as a senior scientist in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. In 1977, he was named chief of a Section on Biophysical Instrumentation, a post he held until 1994. He also served as Invention Development Coordinator for NHLBI from 1988-1994. He published more than 100 scientific papers over his thirty-two-year career and was awarded several patents for instruments he developed, many of which are part of the NIH Stetten Museum collection.
Dr. Theodor Kolobow came to NIH in 1962 and spent his career at the Laboratory of Technical Development of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). He became chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Cardiac Assist Devices in 1970. His work is a clear example of translational research, with laboratory developments rapidly implemented in clinical practice, and includes the membrane oxygenator used in ventilators, artificial kidneys, endotracheal tubes designs, and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Kolobow's ideas lead to many other biotechnological advances, and over the course of his career he accumulated over 20 patents; many of his instruments are in the NIH Stetten Museum collection as well as the National Museum of American History.
Randy Schools served as president of the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) and helped establish three NIH charities, which he continued to serve until his retirement: the Children’s Inn at the NIH, Special Love and Camp Fantastic, and the Friends of Patients at the NIH. He was also involved in numerous community organizations, including the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce and the Goodwill Dinner for the Homeless in Montgomery County. He was named a Washingtonian of the Year in 1988. Under his leadership, the R&W developed one of the first employee fitness centers, which became a model for others in the United States.