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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.