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February 18, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 4

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RML Scientists Win Salzman Award in Virology

Rohrbaugh Named
Director of OTT

A-76 Process Update

NLM Photo Exhibit Captures African Worship Traditions

News Briefs

New Appointments


Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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FY 2004 Budget Roll-Out
President Bush Announces 'Project BioShield' at NIH During Visit

By Rich McManus

President George W. Bush
President George W. Bush visited NIH on Feb. 3, touring the Vaccine Research Center and delivering a 20-minute address before a packed Natcher auditorium on Project BioShield, a roughly $6 billion, 10-year effort described in his FY 2004 budget that aims to protect the American public from various weapons of bioterrorism. He repeatedly hailed the intellectual power and dedication of the NIH workforce, and earned a particularly robust ovation when he announced his administration's intention to bolster funds addressing HIV/AIDS in Africa: "We weep for those who suffer on the continent of Africa, and we intend to do something about it."
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Varmus Portrait Dedicated in Bldg. 1

By Rich McManus

Three years after leaving directorship of NIH to head Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Dr. Harold Varmus returned on Jan. 15 for the formal unveiling of his portrait — a tradition observed by all past NIH directors. At a Wilson Hall ceremony attended by many of his former colleagues and recruits, Varmus gave an art history lesson explaining the portrait, which includes him in the foreground, seated and looking gregarious in an open-collared shirt, and a prominent backdrop featuring a famous painting, executed by Jacques Louis David in 1788, of French scientist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and his wife Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze.
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