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Great Teacher lecturer Dr. Alan R. Cohen also exhibited a great sense of humor.

ACD Gets Updates on Opioid, ‘Next Gen’ Initiatives

Stopping a current crisis and preventing a future one were just two items that packed the agenda of the 115th meeting of the advisory committee to the NIH director (ACD) on Dec. 14-15. Slowing the nation’s opioid abuse/overdose...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Manly

New NCI Director Shares Vision at Town Hall Meeting

Call him Ned.
The new director of the National Cancer Institute...Read more

Dr. Alan Leshner touts communication at NIH.

NCCIH Director Briggs Leaves for Journal Post

For many at NIH, NCCIH director Dr. Josie Briggs’s talents in thinking through tough problems, taking on the most “gnarly”...Read more

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NIH Marks King Holiday

NIMH director Dr. Thomas Insel offers closing remarks at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative program on Jan. 8 in Natcher auditorium. King, who was assassinated Apr. 4, 1968, at age 39, would have been 80 years old on Jan. 15.

NIH’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, “Lessons from Inspiring Leaders: Remember! Celebrate! Act! Desire to Make a Difference,” was held on Jan. 8 in the Natcher auditorium.

The event featured Dr. Alvin Poussaint, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and consultant to the long-running television series, The Cosby Show.

HEW's New Bicentennial Exhibit Center, BI-CENT-EX, Will Open on January 19

HEW's New Bicentennial Exhibit Center,
BI-CENT-EX, Will Open on January 19

The Bi-CENT-EX exhibit developed by NICHD's Center for Population Research has a series of lighted panels activated by the viewer. It includes this scanning electron micrograph showing the dynamic process of sperm-egg interaction in the sea urchin.—Electron micrograph by Drs. D. W. Fawcett and E. Anderson, Harvard Medical School.





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