Adrianne Noe, Ph.D. is director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, MD. She sits on numerous boards, including the Maryland Humanities Council, the Science Advisory Board of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies at George Mason University, and the Academy of Medicine of Washington, DC, and is a past president of the Medical Museums Association and the Washington Society for the History of Medicine. Her recent academic work is in the history of medicine and medical technology and in neuroscience—both fields that are woven into the scholarly and public programs of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and numerous other awards. She is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and a member of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces.