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NIH and NIEHS Mourn Julius Currie

August 2006

Julius Currie (photograph courtesy of the NIH Record)
Julius Currie (Photo courtesy of the NIH Record)

Julius Currie, a long-time grants official at NIH, died of lung cancer at the age of 72 on July 12. Currie was the Chief of the Scientific Review Branch at NIEHS from 1980-1986. He spent the remainder of his career in the Center for Scientific

Review (formerly the Division of Research Grants) as an assistant chief in the grant receipt and referral section. Currie, a native of Sanford, N.C., was a graduate of North Carolina A&T University. He earned a master's degree from Howard University and received a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from the University of Michigan in 1971. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mavis Kennedy Currie, two daughters, two sisters and a grandson.

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