NIH Record - National Institutes of Health
White anchor on platform with plaque with NIH's Building 3 in background.

July 7, 2023

  • 126th ACD Considers Topical Concerns

    It was the first meeting in three years that did not feature a pandemic update, but Covid and its residual effects were very much top of mind at the 126th meeting of the advisory committee to the NIH director. The two-day gathering deliberated over several issues that the global outbreak brought to light or made worse.
  • New Virtual Tour Launches

    Now anyone can visit NIH anytime, from anywhere, through a new Virtual Tour. The idea came about during the pandemic, when NIH suspended in-person campus tours. While in-person visits and tours have resumed, the mobile-friendly tour opens NIH to people from around the world.
  • Soon Explores How the Chinese Diaspora Shaped Medicine in the Region

    At a recent National Library of Medicine history talk, the University of Minnesota's Dr. Wayne Soon described how a group of overseas Chinese doctors brought Western medicine, including blood banking and mass medical training, to China and Taiwan over the last century. Their efforts have had a lasting impact in the region.
  • Members of Congress Mark 30th Anniversary of the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993

    At a recent panel discussion and roundtable in Washington, former congresswomen joined in a salute to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, which established the inclusion of women in NIH-funded clinical trials.
White anchor on platform with plaque with NIH's Building 3 in background.

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This Coast Guard anchor on NIH’s main campus originally decorated the lawn of the Staten Island Marine Hospital, where NIH got its start as the Hygienic Laboratory in 1887.


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.

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