The NIH Record

March 7, 2000
Vol. LII, No. 5

Dedrick Named NIH's
Engineer of the Year for 2000

Health Communicators Discuss How to Find What Works

NIDDK Workshop Examines Hepatitis C in African-Americans

NINDS Sponsors Workshop on the 'Dopamine Connection'

CIT's Spring Semester
Offers New Courses

OBSSR's Anderson
Departs NIH for Harvard

News Briefs



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

President Calls for 5.6 Percent NIH Budget Increase in 2001

President Clinton asked Congress to appropriate more than $18.8 billion to NIH in fiscal year 2001. The request represents a $1 billion or 5.6 percent increase over the agency's current budget.
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Genome Director Explains
Institute's Mission

By Robert Bock

Dr. Francis Collins

"You cannot micromanage an institute of 400 people," said NHGRI director Dr. Francis Collins. "You need to find the right people for the right jobs, and turn them loose."

Collins passed on this management advice during a recent brown bag lunch seminar for members of NIH's Management Cadre Program. The program is designed to train highly motivated employees to help meet future leadership needs at NIH. Its monthly brown bag seminars feature senior NIH staffers, who describe their management roles and functions. (Additional information about the Management Cadre Program is available at
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