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April 1, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 7

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'Red Dress Project' Fights Heart Disease in Women

Lopez To Give FIC Global Health Lecture, Apr. 8

National Alcohol Screening Day Features Free, Anonymous Screening

NIH E-Cycles for
Earth Day 2003

Office Pioneers
Reverse Auctions at NIH

NCI One of '10 Best Places' for Postdocs

NIH Record To
Establish Advisory Group

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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New NIH Deputy Director Kington Rooted in Science

By Carla Garnett

Dr. Raynard S. Kington

Stands to reason if your father is a physician, there's one question you'll be asked a lot when you're growing up: "So, are you going to be a doctor like your dad?" Newly appointed NIH deputy director Dr. Raynard S. Kington remembers hearing the query quite a bit in his youth, and given the relatively small number of black doctors at the time, perhaps he heard it more often than most. He also admits to nurturing a healthy curiosity about science as a boy. In fact, he says mischievously, he was probably only about 7 or 8 years old when he first discovered an affection for medical journals.
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Transition Center Offers Services
Employee Protections Outlined in A-76 Meeting

By Rich McManus

With the spotlight of A-76, or competitive outsourcing, now focusing on functions within the fields of grants and real property management, NIH managers of the HHS- and administration-mandated review held their second Town Meeting on the subject Mar. 5 at Natcher Auditorium; their presentation assured federal workers that the process is not adversarial, gives incumbents sufficient means to win the "price-cost shootout" with competitors from private industry (or other government agencies, which can also bid on NIH work) and outlined a proposal for a new NIH Transition Center for workers whose jobs are being abolished, whether through A-76, consolidation or reorganization.
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