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NIH Record  
Vol. LIX, No. 21
  October 19, 2007
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NIH, NASA Partner for Health Research in Space
  NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and NASA administrator Dr. Michael D. Griffin sign an agreement making U.S. resources on the International Space Station available for NIH-funded research. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (l), Sen. Barbara Mikulski and NIAMS director Dr. Stephen Katz witness the occasion.
  NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and NASA administrator Dr. Michael D. Griffin sign an agreement making U.S. resources on the International Space Station available for NIH-funded research. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (l), Sen. Barbara Mikulski and NIAMS director Dr. Stephen Katz witness the occasion.

In a Sept. 12 ceremony in the U.S. Capitol, NIH and NASA signed a memorandum of understanding that will help American scientists use the International Space Station (ISS) to answer important questions about human health and disease. NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and NASA administrator Dr. Michael D. Griffin welcomed a standing-room-only crowd that included scientists, senators and astronauts. Noting the agencies' strong record of collaboration and mutual interest in the life and health sciences, Zerhouni and Griffin signed a pact to collaborate on space-related health research.

The historic agreement has its roots in a meeting between NIH, NASA and other federal agencies in December 2006. At that meeting, NIH and NASA leaders began developing a strategy to make the U.S. portion of the ISS accessible to NIH-supported researchers.
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'Tomorrow's Medicine Today'
Zerhouni, Directors Bring NIH Research To New TV Series

NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and the institute and center directors are bringing the agency's research to the public in their homes through a new televised health series, Tomorrow's Medicine Today. Zerhouni is guest-co-hosting these programs with 16 shows already taped at Montclair State University studios in New Jersey.

"It's like a Charlie Rose format, a discussion around a coffee table," says Zerhouni. He shares hosting duties with Dr. Naomi Wein-shenker, whose specialty is child and adolescent psychiatry and who has been a television medical reporter.
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