The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has named paleontologist Dr. John Long the new Vice President of Research and Collections.  Dr. Long previously served as Head of Sciences for the Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.  In his new position, Dr. Long leads the curatorial staffs, collection stewardship, and oversees the research conducted at the museum.  In addition to his experience at the Museum Victoria, Dr. Long has been actively engaged in research on the early evolution of fish and dinosaurs.  In 2001, Dr. Long won the Eureka Prize for the Public Promotion of Science.