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March 19, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 6

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Nobelist Carlsson To Give Director's Lecture, Apr. 3

NIH Offered Haven
from Antinepotism Rules

HHS, Park Association Form Partnership

NIH Buildings Eligible
for Historic Register

NLM Offers
Free Movie Wednesdays

Database Debuts at
NIH Library, Mar. 21

FARE Abstract
Competition for Fellows

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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Teenage Inventor Brings Sign-Translating Glove to NIDCD

By Jennifer Wenger

Ryan Patterson demonstrates his award-winning glove.

For George de Mestral, inventor of Velcro, the notion came to him as he removed large prickly burrs from his clothing after a walk in the woods. For Bette Graham, secretary extraordinaire who developed White-Out, a nagging wish to eliminate typing errors and a talent for painting helped spark her idea. And for high schooler Ryan Patterson, inspiration struck one hot August afternoon in the unlikely setting of a fast-food restaurant over an order of burgers and fries.
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Past, Present Pioneers Celebrated
NIH Black History Month Program Reveres People Who Paved the Way

By Carla Garnett

If history, as some have suggested, is the final frontier for desegregation, then the keynoter for this year's NIH African American History observance could very well be going boldly where few have gone before. Take his latest book, for instance. Keynote speaker Roger Wilkins, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, said he was inspired to write Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism by three people — the late black educator W.E.B. Dubois, the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and Amy T. Wilkins, his daughter.
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