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NIH Record  
Vol. LXI, No. 19
  September 18, 2009
 Features
Army/NIMH Study Is Focus of Media Roundtable
Ten Reasons to Attend the Pioneer Award Symposium, Sept. 24-25 in Masur
NEIís eyeGENE Network Receives 1,000th Sample
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Schedule 2009
ORWH Panel Marks Womenís Health Week
UMassís Lian To Speak, Sept. 30
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Annual Poster Day Is Bigger with ARRA Funds
Summer Interns Keen on NIH Environment, Atmosphere of Research
  Sen. Edward Kennedy (r) confers with Dr. Francis Collins, who was then director of NHGRI, at a December 2006 meeting.
  Alex Mattia (l) and Sarat Muhammad, two of nearly 800 summer interns, share their research at Poster

The NIH Summer Research Program held its largest Poster Day in recent memory on Aug. 6 with 778 interns presenting their work in three 2-hour sessions throughout the day. More than 1,100 students worked intramurally in 22 institutes and centers and FDA this summer. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus NIH received earlier this year provided funding for 55 more summer research interns in 2009 than would have been hired otherwise.

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Kennedy Remembered as Friend of NIH
  Dr. Bill Wedemeyer speaks at NIHís Wikipedia Academy.
  Sen. Edward Kennedy (r) confers with Dr. Francis Collins, who was then director of NHGRI, at a December 2006 meeting.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), who died Aug. 25 of brain cancer, figured prominently in virtually all health and health research legislation since he was elected to the Senate in 1962.

For NIH, his interests coincided with his long tenure on what is now the health, education, labor and pensions committee, which oversees all authorizing legislation relative to NIH.

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