Rita Colwell

Rita Colwell
Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Former Director, US National Science Foundation
Credentials
May 1961
Ph.D (Oceanography), University of Washington
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Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

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Experience
Jan 1991
President, the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (until March, 1998)
Aug 1998
11th Director, United States National Science Foundation (NSF) (until March, 2004)
2004
Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, College Park (-present)
2004
Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (-present)
Awards
May 1985
Fisher Award of the American Society for Microbiology
1990
Gold Medal Award of the International Institute of Biotechnology Canterbury, england
1992
Triennial National Scholar Award, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2001
American Association of University Women 2001 Achievement Award
2006
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, Japan
2007
2006 National Medal of Science, U.S.A.
2013
William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement, Sigma XI
2014
Prize Medal, Society for General Microbiology
2017
Vannevar Bush Award
Service
1984
Member, the National Science Board (until 1990)
1984
President, American Society for Microbiology (until 1985)
1995
President, American Association for the Advancement of Science (until 1996)
Aug 1998
Co-chair of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council (until March, 2004)
1998
Director, National Science Foundation (until 2004)
2004
Chairman and Senior Vice-President, Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. (until 2006)
2004
Chairman, Science Advisory Board, Governor of Maryland (until 2008)
2005
Member, Board of Trustees, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (until 2014)
2006
Senior Advisor and Chairman Emeritus, Canon, U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. (-present)
2006
Member, International Advisory Committee, Japan Science and Technology Agency (-present)
2006
Member, President’s Council, University of Tokyo (-present)
2007
Member, Board of Trustees, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University (-present)
Jan 2008
President, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (until December, 2008)
Nov 2011
Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
2012
Chair, Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, NAS (until 2014)
2013
President, Rosalind Franklin Society (-present)