NIH Record - National Institutes of Health
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May 6, 2016

  • New Oversight Coming to Clinical Center, Intramural Research

    NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, CC director Dr. John Gallin and NIH deputy director for intramural research Dr. Michael Gottesman presented 11 recommendations about Clinical Center management to the intramural community at a town hall meeting in Masur Auditorium.
  • In Farewell Visit, Longtime NIH Champion Mikulski Vows Continued Support

    Perhaps no lawmaker has packed a more powerful punch for NIH throughout a career in Congress than Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). As she prepares to depart the legislative body this term, Maryland’s senior senator visited campus Apr. 11 for a town hall meeting.
  • How Doctors Can Embolden Patients to Choose the Right Treatment

    A doctor’s recommendation often influences a patient’s treatment choice, so the clinician has a huge moral responsibility to recommend well, said Dr. Peter Ubel of Duke University. He led a discussion about shared decision-making among doctors and patients at a bioethics lecture.
  • ICs Show Off Latest Tech Tools at ‘Show & Tell’

    ​In large agencies, any tool that might facilitate better data-sharing and faster turnaround is greatly appreciated. Several ICs unveiled an array of such IT solutions at the recent NIH IC Applications Show & Tell, sponsored by the NIH chief information officer.
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On the Cover

Bubonic plague bacteria on spines in the digestive system of a rat flea

B. Joseph Hinnebusch, Elizabeth Fischer & Austin Athman, all of NIAID

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Assistant Editor: Eric Bock (link sends e-mail)

Staff Writer: Amber Snyder (link sends e-mail)