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June 10, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 12

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NCI's Isenburg
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

Police Cookout
Draws Crowd

Counts on Input, Insights
from NIH Advisors

ORS Launches Worksite Wellness Lectures

Kington Promotes eRA
at Annual Symposium

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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The NIH Record

'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."
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Volkow Assumes Post as Director of NIDA

Dr. Nora Volkow
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.
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