Dr. Alving is a Research Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland and Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Dr. Alving received her BS in biology from Purdue and her MD from Georgetown University. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology at Johns Hopkins and became a research investigator at the Food and Drug Administration. From 1980-1996, she continued her research in bleeding and clotting disorders at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, leaving the military at the rank of Colonel. Dr. Alving then served as Director of Hematology/Oncology at the Washington Hospital Center before joining the NHLBI at NIH, serving as Director of the extramural Division of Blood Diseases and Resources and then as Acting Institute Director from 2003-2005. She served as Acting Director and Director of the NIH National Center for Research Resources from 2005-2011. During this time she oversaw the development of the Clinical and Translational Science awards, which are now in place at more than 60 academic health centers. In 2012 she joined the University of Maryland to serve as a liaison with the University’s professional schools under the “Empowering the State” initiative, while also serving as a campus “site miner” for investigators who have patents and are competing for entrepreneurial funding at the state and national levels.
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