The NIH Record

January 25, 2000
Vol. LII, No. 2

NIH Promotes disABILITY Awareness

NHLBI's Balaban To Give Mider Lecture, Feb. 2 in Masur

'Jolly Green Giant' Visits NIH

Employees Offered Depression Screening

Intern Program Develops Leaders for the 21st Century

Science in the News

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Varmus Counsels Successor, Eyes Future in Final Remarks to Press

By Rich McManus

(Second of two parts)

Just before his 73-month tenure as NIH director ended last month, Dr. Harold Varmus spoke at length about the future of NIH, gave advice to his successor, and discussed gene therapy, campus security and other matters. Even though he takes over as head of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on Feb. 1, don't be surprised if you bump into him on campus; he advised NIH'ers in an all-hands email on his last official day at work that he is still a special volunteer at NCI and remains in charge of the Varmus Lab in Bldg. 49 until that laboratory migrates to MSKCC in April.
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In the Company of Excellence
The Making of a Lasker Award Winner

By Christina Stile

1999 Lasker Award winner and NIH grantee Bertil Hille

If you want to learn a new language, some people suggest you spend time in a country where people speak only that language. For instance, living in Germany will help you learn German. But can you apply this same theory to other concepts? If you surround yourself with scientists, for example, are you more likely to learn concepts of science?
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