June 10, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 12
Recognized for Nearly
58 Years of Service
MIT's Langer To Give NIDCR's Kreshover Lecture, June 16
Cassell To Give FIC Global Health Lecture, June 12
Counts on Input, Insights
from NIH Advisors
ORS Launches Worksite Wellness Lectures
Kington Promotes eRA
at Annual Symposium
Study Subjects Sought
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
NIH Record Archives
'First, Do No Harm'
Device Determines NIH Tree Health With Minimal Damage
By Carla Garnett
When the head of NIH grounds maintenance ran across an article in
the local newspaper earlier this year about a "new" tool for tree
experts, he had to smile to himself. NIH had been using such a tool
with more than fair success for nearly 6 years.
"We saw it at a trade show demonstration in Baltimore back in 1997," recalled
Lynn Mueller, chief of the NIH grounds maintenance and landscaping section,
Office of Research Services. "Since we do everything we can to save our trees,
we were really impressed with how it worked."
M O R E . . .
Volkow Assumes Post as Director of NIDA
Dr. Nora D. Volkow assumed the duties of director of the National
Institute on Drug Abuse on May 1. A leader in drug addiction
research, she is the first woman to serve as NIDA's director since
the founding of the institute. She replaces Dr. Glen R. Hanson, who
served as acting director of NIDA since the departure of Dr. Alan I.
Leshner, the previous NIDA director, in 2001.
Dr. Nora Volkow
M O R E . . .