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July 24, 2001
Vol. LIII, No. 15

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Exhibit on Women's
Health Opens

UCLA's Birnbaumer Named NIEHS Scientific Director

Blackman Is First
NCCAM Clinical Director

Workshop Prompts New Ways of Thinking for Extramural Community

Bioengineering Consortium Holds Symposium

NIGMS Holds Diversity Workshop

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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'Abolitionist' Angell Calls for Clinical Trial Reform

By Rich McManus

Dr. Marcia Angell (l) accepts plaque commemorating her Director's Lecture from NIH acting director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein.

Dr. Marcia Angell is a compact reddish-haired woman in whom a certain ferocity resides; perhaps it is the arch of her eyebrows that contributes to this perception. Formerly editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine — with which she was associated for 21 year — and currently senior lecturer in the department of social medicine at Harvard Medical School, she was able to confer arched brows on an audience assembled for the fourth annual James A. Shannon Lecture May 22 in Masur Auditorium.
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Learning from Bedside's Best
New Lecture Series Celebrates 'Great Teachers,' Physicians

By Carla Garnett

Dr. Paul Plotz, chief of NIAMS's Arthritis and Rheumatism Branch, recently made a discovery that had little to do with his research as a rheumatologist: He found that he was...hungry. Not for food, but for the rush he had as a physician just beginning his practice. There is an interaction with patients and with other doctors that belongs uniquely to clinicians, Plotz notes, and as he became more involved with his narrow corner of medicine and research, he found himself farther and farther from general clinical practice.
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