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June 24, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 13

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NIMH Holds
Dialogue Meeting in
Desert Southwest

Symposium Honors
NIDA's Brown

'QuickHire' To
Debut at NIH

NIGMS Minority Program Participant Becomes University President

Imaging in Living Cells Symposium, July 10

NIH Scholar Speaks at National Press Club

NCI Intern Competes
in Biology Olympiad

News Briefs

New Appointments


Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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NIH Responds to SARS
NIAID Holds International SARS Workshop, Draws Large Crowd

By Rich McManus

Dr. Klaus St÷hr of the WHO addresses meeting.

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.
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NIGMS Book Club Promotes Diversity Discourse

By Jilliene Mitchell

When 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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