Varmins Chooses New Director for NIH Office of Alternative Medicine

March 1, 1995

NIH chief Harold Varmus has chosen an army physician, Lt. Col. Wayne Jonas, as the new permanent director of the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM); he will replace temporary acting director Alan Trachtenberg in July. Dr. Jonas earned his

NIH chief Harold Varmus has chosen an army physician, Lt. Col. Wayne Jonas, as the new permanent director of the Office of AlternativeMedicine (OAM); he will replace temporary acting director AlanTrachtenberg in July. Dr. Jonas earned his medical degree fromthe Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. He hasstudied alternative therapies such as homeopathy and electro-acupuncture,and has been a consultant to the OAM on several projects.