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Rodney E. Ulane, 69, of Rockville, died March 7, 2013.

Born on July 9, 1943, in Chicago to Edward and Mary Ulanowski, he is survived by Marta Ulane, his wife of 43 years.

He was the director of the Division of Scientific Programs and NIH Training Officer in the Office of Extramural Programs at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. He received a bachelor of arts in biology from St. Mary’s College in 1965, a master of arts in microbiology from Southern Illinois University in 1968 and a doctorate in microbiology in 1971.

He worked as both a research scientist and a scientific administrator at NIH from 1971 to 1991 before serving as associate dean and director of the MD/PhD programs at both the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate and Medical Schools in Dallas from 1991 to 2004 and New York University from 2004 to 2008, respectively.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children, Christina of New York and Paul and wife Mariel of New York; and his brothers, Dave Ulanowski of Louisville, Ky., and Garry Ulanowski of Chicago.

A service will take place at 1 p.m. March 13 at Pumphrey’s Funeral Home, 300 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville.

Memorial contributions may go to the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health at or the American Heart Association at