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February 17, 2004
Vol. LVI, No. 4

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Zerhouni Bolsters Ethics Oversight At NIH with Committee, Panel

NIAID Researchers Go Nose-to-Nose Against Allergies

NCCAM Marks 5 Years, Plans for Next 5

African American History Program Set, Feb. 26

New Computer Classes Available from CIT

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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The NIH Record

Part Yellow Pages, Part Encyclopedia
Intramural Database a Treasure Trove Of Who's Who, Doing What

By Rich McManus

If a historian were to chart the advance of NIH intramural science, there might be no better resource than two yearly publications — now grown to a single web site — once known as the Annual Reports and the Scientific Directory and Annual Bibliography, or SDAB. For many years a product of the Office of Communications, OD, where it grew from a slim volume of perhaps 100 pages to massive compendia of many hundreds of pages before the paper versions ceased publication in 1994, the SDAB, along with the Annual Reports, have matured into something called NIDB — the NIH Intramural Database, managed by CIT's Division of Enterprise and Custom Applications. Because it is now an electronic "document," the NIDB, which debuted in 1998, is more robust than anything in print could be; it isn't limited by the constraint of deadline, nor is its size limited by the capacities of a bindery.
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Fire in Bldg. 30 Basement Injures Fireman, Suspends NIDCR Research

A security guard is posted at the entrance of Bldg. 30,
closed due to fire.

An electrical fire on Sunday, Feb. 1 that began in a high-voltage vault in the basement of Bldg. 30 injured one NIH fire fighter, who was treated for smoke inhalation, and temporarily closed the 5-story NIDCR lab building, suspending research. About 70 percent of the NIDCR intramural effort is housed in the building.
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