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March 4, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 5

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CFC Raises Record Amount in Difficult Year

OD Launches Formal Year-Long Mentoring Program

Blackburn To Give
Mahoney Lecture, Mar. 12

NEJM's Drazen Discusses Asthma Management

NICHD Grantees
Receive Wolf Prize

News Briefs

New Appointments

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives


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Biodefense, Global AIDS Research Get Boosts
Budget Request for 2004 Reflects Post-Doubling Priorities

On the same day he visited NIH to launch Project Bioshield (see Feb. 18 NIH Record story), President George W. Bush on Feb. 3 sent his budget request for fiscal year 2004 to Congress. Following 5 years of double-digit growth that fulfilled Congress's 1998 promise to double the NIH budget by 2003, NIH is now requesting $27,893 million — an increase of $549 million or 2 percent — in FY 2004.
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Measured in Feet, Not Inches
Winter Storms Dump Most Snow in 7 Years

By Carla Garnett

Peaks of plowed snow pile up in front of Bldg. 1 in wake of snowstorms Feb. 15-18.

Two winter storms — one mild on Feb. 15, and one major from Feb. 16 to 17 — dumped the most snow that NIH has had since the record snowstorm in 1996, according to Lynn Mueller, chief of NIH's grounds maintenance and landscaping section, Office of Research Services. A little more than 2 feet — 26 inches — was recorded on the Bethesda campus, with 4 inches accumulated from the first storm and 22 inches more by President's Day, Feb. 17. A much smaller snow squall on Feb. 18 probably dropped another inch or so, but was not counted in Mueller's unofficial total. The previous biggest storm — the "Blizzard of 1996" — that occurred from Jan. 6 to 8 dumped about 24 inches at NIH, he said.
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