April 15, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 8
New OHR Director Hosenfeld Faces Challenges
Census Race Classifications Evolve, Unlikely to Go,
Team NIH To Participate
in 'Race for Cure'
OAMP Creates 'Map'
of Acquisition Policy
Study Subjects Sought
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
NIH Record Archives
Project's Sixth Year
CRC Now Enclosed in Brick, Due for Occupancy in 2004
By Rich McManus
A building is big when you can't see it in one glance, but must crane your neck to take it all in. The new Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, begun in 1997 and recently enclosed in pink brick,
is a big building. And a complicated one. Now about 80 percent finished, with construction due to
conclude in March 2004 and occupancy to commence a month later, the project is at peak
employment with respect to trades; some 600-700 workers are onsite daily, said Yong-Duk Chyun,
project director for the Office of Research Services. "The exterior masonry is all done, all the
windows are in and the interior is advancing rapidly," he said.
M O R E . . .
Inspiring Words, Personal Testaments
Pinn, Maddox Pinch Hit at Women's History Month
By Carla Garnett
It was about 9 a.m. on Mar. 19, just a couple of hours before NIH's
2003 Women's History Month observance was scheduled to begin,
when program organizers received a call: Keynote speaker Dr.
Donna Christensen, the first female physician elected to serve in the
U.S. House of Representatives, could not attend, leaving a huge
hole in the center of the celebration. But Lawrence Self, director of
NIH's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management,
which sponsored the program, said he was instantly reassured by
coworkers in his office: The observance will be fine, they told him.
Women always rise to the occasion.
ORWH's Dr. Vivian Pinn
M O R E . . .