Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD, is the acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). His appointment follows the retirement of Enoch Gordis, MD, NIAAA's director from 1986 through 2001. Kington has served as NIH associate director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research since November 2000, positions he will retain while serving as NIAAA acting director.
Kington came to NIH from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As director of the Division of Health Examination Statistics in the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, he led the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a comprehensive, ongoing survey of the health status, health behaviors and diet of people in the United States.
Keith Rayner, PhD has been appointed a Leverhulme Professor for 2001-02 at the University of Durham in England. Rayner will present a series of public lectures on the psychology of reading and the psychology of language, and conduct research during this professorship in experimental psychology.
He was editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition from 1990 to 1995 and held a Research Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health from 1995 to 2000. Currently, he is the recipient of a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health.
Rayner is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts and a Fellow of APA's Div. 3 (Experimental).
Kenneth J. Zucker, PhD, psychologist-in-chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry, University of Toronto, has been appointed editor of the Archives of Sexual Behavior, a peer-reviewed journal published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, beginning this year.
As editor, Zucker will continue to publish the best of sexual science, both with regard to quantitative and qualitative research. He also plans to include more special topic issues, a clinical case report series and an occasional target article followed by peer commentary.