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February 6, 2001
Vol. LIII, No. 3

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Sieving Named NEI Director

A Conversation with
New OBSSR Director Raynard Kington

Research Directions Outlined at
NIAMS Conference

Topical Microbicides To Prevent HIV Hard to Develop

NCI Staff Volunteer in Frederick Schools

Training Plan
Redeveloped for
Extramural Administrators

Lecture Series on
Human Genome

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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'Achieving the Dream'
Health Parity Is Theme of 30th Martin Luther King Observance

By Carla Garnett

Keynote speaker Dr. Rodney Hood addresses the annual King assembly.

Inspiring words and song characterized NIH's 30th annual observance of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring a provocative address by keynote speaker Dr. Rodney Hood, president of the National Medical Association (NMA), and stirring musical tributes — first by the Morgan State University Choir, then by the NIH Day Care Song and Dance Troupe — the Jan. 12 program, themed "Achieving the Dream: Health Parity in the 21st Century," was a fitting commemoration for a national hero.
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Ruffin Formally Sworn In as New Center Director

By Carla Garnett

Dr. John Ruffin, director of NIH's newest center, takes the oath of office as his wife, Dr. Angela Ruffin of NLM, holds the Bible.

Dr. John Ruffin was formally sworn in as director of NIH's new National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities by then-DHHS Deputy Secretary Kevin Thurm on Jan. 9. The ceremony was held in NIH acting director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein's office and was attended by Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), former Congressman Louis Stokes, several top NIH staff as well as Ruffin's wife and two daughters.
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