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April 16, 2021

  • Dr. Austin and Dr. Collins smile during a virtual Zoom meeting

    Rare Diseases Are a Public Health Issue

    Rare diseases are a public health issue, said NCATS director Dr. Christopher Austin during NIH’s annual—and first virtual—observance of Rare Disease Day. People who have them make up about eight percent of the global population—that’s about the same proportion who have diabetes.
  • Isabella and Julia, wearing light blue hoodies, on the lawn smelling red roses.

    Two Families Grapple with Rare Disease Diagnosis, Finding Treatments

    When parents learn their child has a rare disease, they must navigate the limited resources for conditions with few, if any, effective treatments. Two families share their rare disease journeys during NIH’s Rare Disease Day virtual event.
  • Pérez-Stable at lectern

    NIH’ers Join Faith Leaders at Vaccine Confidence Event

    NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci and NIMHD director Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable joined faith leaders, local health care providers and other public health officials to promote immunization against Covid-19 and inspire confidence in the coronavirus vaccines.
  • Dr. Kim Yancey

    Yancey Traces Decades of Skin Biology Advances

    In a recent Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers talk, Dr. Kim Yancey traced decades of research that deepened understanding of skin biology that began since he first entered the field of dermatology in 1978.
Depicted is an illustration of a DNA double helix (longer and skinnier on the left) and chromosomes (similar to the letter x)

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llustration of chromosomes and DNA double helix

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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.

Associate Editor: Carla Garnett
Carla.Garnett@nih.gov

Staff Writers:

Eric Bock
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Dana Talesnik
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