June 24, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 13
NIH Responds to SARS
By Rich McManus
Key players in the global response to the outbreak of severe acute
respiratory syndrome (SARS) jammed the Natcher auditorium May
30 as NIAID NIH's lead component in addressing the
emerging infectious disease hosted an international
research colloquium on "SARS: Developing a Research Response."
Authorities from government, academia, public health and industry
joined for a daylong workshop; the morning was devoted to plenary
sessions defining the scope of the problem, while afternoon sessions
addressed specific strategies in vaccine and antiviral development, as
well as clinical research and epidemiology.
NIGMS Book Club Promotes Diversity Discourse
By Jilliene MitchellWhen Martha Pine, associate director for administration and operations at NIGMS, decided to start an institute book club, she had in mind a place where staff members could talk about the dynamics of diversity. The idea came to her after reading an article in the Washington Post about a diversity book club in Prince George's County. Pine said she shared her idea with Dr. Anthony RenÚ, NIGMS assistant director for referral and liaison, and soon after, a plan to launch a book club was in the works.
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