Continuing coverage: Professor George R. Saade has been appointed to the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the National Institutes of Health by Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of Health & Human Services. Considered one of the nation’s leading experts on maternal and fetal medicine, Saade will work with other council members to advise and consult with the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on research, support activities and functions of the institute. “This appointment recognizes the national reputation of UTMB’s research and clinical programs,” he said. “It would not have been possible without the support of the entire Ob-Gyn department, and the investment in maternal and infant health care.” Saade recognized the work of the staff in his lab, to whom he is grateful, as well as the members of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research Divisions at UTMB and his department chairman, Dr. Gary Hankins, for their “invaluable help and support.”