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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health
A close up of a blossoming dogwood tree

June 24, 2022

  • Headshot of Dr. Christopher McCurdy, in white lab coat

    McCurdy Studies Whether Kratom Can Reduce Opioid Withdrawal, Ease Pain

    Despite an FDA import alert, an estimated 2,000 metric tons of kratom enter the U.S. monthly from Southeast Asia, suggesting millions of users across the country. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has classified kratom as a drug and chemical of concern, pending further study. A University of Florida investigator asks: can this controversial tree help end the opioid epidemic?
  •  Dr. Matthew Stibbe portrait

    Stibbe Examines Effects of WWI Internment

    The internment of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians during World War I gave governments a unique opportunity to experiment with different kinds of humanitarian assistance, said Dr. Matthew Stibbe, during a recent NLM History of Medicine talk. By studying the experiences of interned citizens in the 1910s, he hopes to gain insights into how isolation and uncertainty affect people, something that’s relevant today.
  • Porter standing at NIH podium

    NIH Mourns Porter, Longtime Friend of Medical Research

    Legendary legislator John Edward Porter retired from Congress in 2001, but never paused his efforts to increase support for NIH and for the medical research enterprise at large. The former U.S. House appropriations subcommittee chair and NIH champion died on June 3.
  • Dr. Martin headshot

    Implementing Interventions for Environmental Health Equity

    Environmental health scientists forged a new partnership with implementation scientists to discuss how, together, they might address challenges and improve environmental health equity, during a 2-day workshop held earlier this year.
A blossoming dogwood tree in front of an out of focus building

On the Cover

Dogwood blossoms with Natcher Bldg. in background

Photo: DUSTIN HAYS, NEI

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