The NIH Record

July 14, 1998
Vol. L, No. 14

Space Shuttle Astronauts To Debrief NIH, July 16

Russian City Mimics NIH

Grateful Lancasters Bid
Farewell to NIH

Science in the Cinema Series Resumes, July 23

NIAID Docs Bolster
Community Care

Black To Deliver
4th Diggs Lecture

Asian Heritage Evening
Program a Success


News Briefs

Appointees

Awardees

Retirees

Obituaries

Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo


U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Introducing the VRC
New Building Poised to Join AIDS Fight, Groundbreaking Due Soon

By Rich McManus

Eleven-year NIH veteran Nancy Boyd is the VRC project officer.

Even with all the construction now under way, including a new hospital, lab building, utility pipe system going in (to be completed in August), and even a new power plant at the heart of campus, chances are that few NIH'ers will begrudge yet another major construction project soon to begin on the lawn just east of Bldg. 37. That's because Bldg. 40, the new 5-story Vaccine Research Center (VRC), will become a launch pad in the quest to create an AIDS vaccine.
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Gaithersburg Tragedy Highlights
Fire Safety

By Josť Alvarado

Two minutes is all it takes for a house fire to get out of control and kill.

That's what NIH fire prevention authorities want to emphasize to NIH'ers who may think of a fire in their house as a remote possibility. Simple but vital measures can prevent tragedies like the one that claimed the lives of two boys in a Gaithersburg home last month, say fire prevention section (FPS) officials.
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