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January 8, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 1

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NINR Celebrates
15th Anniversary

NIH Salutes Martin
Luther King, Jan. 14 in Masur Auditorium

Von Eschenbach
Named NCI Director

NIGMS Honored for Workforce Development

Poodry Discovers a
Passion for Wood Turning

Volunteer Work Pays Off for NIMH Diversity Chief

Aloha State Warmly Receives NIH Group

NIH Management Intern
Program Recruits

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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ACD Meeting Features Good Grades, Security and Calls for More Resources

By Rich McManus

Two years into her acting directorship of NIH, Dr. Ruth Kirschstein had an exemplary Results Act report card to share with the advisory committee to the director (ACD), and progress to report on making human embryonic stem cells available for research. But she also had sobering news to impart on NIH's need to beef up security, and heard calls for more resources from both a panel representing the extramural community, which wants more money for construction, and from a presidential panel on information technology, which urged NIH and HHS to take full advantage of wireless and other computing technologies to propel biomedicine to world leadership in IT.
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'New Age of Knowledge' Dawning
NSF Director Colwell Touts Science's Past, Future in Shannon Lecture

By Rich McManus

Dr. Rita Colwell (l) accepts lecture plaque from NIH acting director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein.

Dr. Rita Colwell, 11th director of the National Science Foundation, launched her James A. Shannon Lecture on Nov. 27 by reminding the audience in Masur Auditorium that former NIH director Shannon (1955-1968) was a major advisor to the government during World War II on the topic of tropical medicine — he was decorated after the war for leading efforts to combat malaria among troops in Asia and the Pacific — and emphasizing that post-Sept. 11 America is in equally perilous times demanding Shannon-esque scientific leadership that will both protect citizens and prevent the tools of terror from reaching U.S. targets.
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