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January 7, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 1

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NIH Observes
American Indian,
Alaska Native Heritage

NCI's Susan Gottesman
To Give Dyer Lecture

Electron Microscope
Leaves Bldg. 7 for History

NIH Health Fair
Attracts Record Number
of Participants

Asthma Highlights Health Disparities Discussion

Management Intern Program Recruits Candidates for 2003

Annual King Program Scheduled, Jan. 16

Ambassador Bushnell
Visits NIH

Mouse Muscles Restored
via Gene Delivery

News Briefs

New Appointments




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives


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At Sixth Shannon Lecture
Kennedy Surveys Borderlands of Public, Private Knowledge

By Rich McManus

Standing atop the dual promontories of editor-in-chief of Science magazine and president emeritus of Stanford University, Dr. Donald Kennedy surveyed both the positive and unintended negative consequences of exposing the frontiers of knowledge — formerly regarded as a public province — to private parceling in the sixth annual James A. Shannon Lecture on Nov. 20. He argued that the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, enacted to stimulate the transference of the fruits of public research into marketable products, has had largely the same effect on the "knowledge commons" or intellectual frontier, that the Homestead Act of 1862 had on public lands of the American West, settled and made productive during the 19th century. Both acts reordered sensitive ecosystems which, viewed in retrospect, forfeited some integrity or at least some cultural coherence.
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T.K. Li Joins NIAAA as Director

By Charlotte Armstrong

Dr. Ting-Kai Li
In the course of a distinguished research career, newly arrived NIAAA director Dr. T. K. Li has been at the center of advances that have transformed both the way alcoholism is understood and the means of investigating alcohol's effects on the body and brain. Along with scientific achievements for which he is internationally recognized, he brings to the directorship long experience as a director of a major alcohol research center, a leader in the alcohol research community and an advisor to NIAAA and NIH.
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