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April 27, 2004
Vol. LVI, No. 9

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NIH Observes High Blood Pressure Education Month

International AIDS Vaccine Expert To Deliver Hill Lecture, May 3

NIDCD Hosts Online Mentoring Resource

Nursing Legend Ferguson Opens Nurses Week

Porter Gets Tour of His New Laboratory Building

Finance Talk Opens Women's History Month Celebration

Anonymous, Walk-in Anxiety Screening for NIH Staff Offered, May 5

Letters to the Editor

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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'Past Progress, Persistent Challenges'
U.S. Women Scientists Gain Ground, Still Trail Male Colleagues

By Carla Garnett

Dr. Kimberlee Shauman
Dr. Kimberlee Shauman, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis, said one of her first tasks was to dispel a persistent myth: Contrary to popular belief, girls choose and excel in math and science courses at every level of their education at rates comparable to boys. She knows that from sociological research she conducted for Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes, a recently published book on gender differences that she coauthored with Dr. Yu Xie of the University of Michigan. In "Women in Science: Past Progress and Persistent Challenges," a Mar. 23 lecture in honor of Women's History Month, Shauman also shared intriguing "life course" data on what happens after the science classes end. Specifically, she explored why fewer U.S. women than men develop lasting, successful careers in science and engineering (s/e), and why the playing field may never grow level.
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Symposium Celebrates 30 Years of Cooperation In Cancer Research

By Harrison Wein

Top cancer researchers from across the United States and Japan gathered at the Natcher Conference Center for 2 days in early March to celebrate 30 years of cooperation in cancer research between the two countries. The symposium, sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the National Cancer Institute, highlighted some of the great progress in the field of cancer research during the long course of this cooperation, and outlined new directions for future progress.
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