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Judith A. Salerno  

Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer, Institute of Medicine

Judith A. Salerno is the Leonard D. Schaeffer executive officer of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, where she is responsible for managing the IOM’s research programs and guiding the institute’s work on a daily basis. Prior to coming to the IOM, Salerno was deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services. She oversaw more than $1 billion in aging research conducted and supported annually by the institute, including research on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases; frailty and function in late life; and the social, behavioral, and demographic aspects of aging. Before joining the NIA, Salerno directed the continuum of Geriatrics and Extended Care programs across the country for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Earlier in her career, Salerno was a senior clinical investigator at the NIA.


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