May 13, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 10
NIAID's Cabral Receives Soros Fellowship
Ho To Lecture
on HIV-1 Replication
Inn Expansion Benefits
from Morella Tribute
NCI Hosts Poster Session for Would-Be Conference Goers
NLM, Partners Launch Patient Information Program
History Office Examines Fifties Intramural Research
Study Subjects Sought
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
NIH Record Archives
NIH Awards Clear Communication
Veteran Journalist Cokie Roberts Lauds 'Plain Language'
By Carla Garnett
Although the origin of the "K.I.S.S. principle" may be in debate,
most professional communicators can agree with its curt advice:
"Keep It Simple, Stupid." That guiding principle, adopted
government-wide several years ago under the federal Plain
Language Initiative, was once again celebrated at NIH on Apr. 23
with an awards ceremony honoring writers, editors and other
communicators whose products hit the mark.
M O R E . . .
From Transylvania, With Love
Call of Wild Lures NCI Artist-Scientist Marcu
By Rich McManus
On her morning walk to work at a low-rise rental facility in the
biotech 'burbs off Route 28 in Rockville, NCI scientist Dr. Monica
Marcu passes one of the last active farms in mid-Montgomery
County. Seeing the horses and cows there is as much a stimulant to
her workday as a snort of coffee is to most of her fellow NIH'ers.
That's because nature is her refuge, her nourishment and, quite
often, the subject matter of an artistry she has mastered in just the
last half decade or so: "paintography," or photography enhanced by
brushstrokes applied to color slides either manually or digitally.
M O R E . . .