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NIH Hosts Pavilion at Black Family Reunion

As part of its outreach efforts to address health disparities, NIH will participate in the 16th annual National Black Family Reunion Celebration Sept. 8-9 on the grounds of the Washington Monument. NIH has reserved a pavilion to educate the public about its commitment to conduct and support research that will result in improved health for all people. The National Council of Negro Women reunion attracts more than 500,000 people. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. The reunion web site address is For more information, contact Joan Lee of NEI (496-8990), Levon Parker of NINDS (496-5332) or Michael Chew of OD (402-3681).

Hispanic Heritage Month Observation

The 2001 NIH Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is titled "Healthy Families&emdash;A Healthy Nation," and will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Welcoming remarks will be given by Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, acting NIH director, followed by a panel discussion on health disparities in Latino/Hispanic populations. Panelists include moderator Ray Suarez of the PBS NewsHour; Dr. Jane Delgado, National Alliance for Hispanic Health; Kirschstein; Dr. Joe L. Martinez, University of Texas, San Antonio; Dr. Fernando Mendoza, Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools; and Dr. John Ruffin, director, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. A reception will follow in the Visitor Information Center, Bldg. 10. All are welcome.

Meeting on Protein Kinase A

A meeting on "Protein Kinase A and Human Disease" will be held on Monday, Sept. 10 in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. There will be a poster session; fellows and students are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration as this is an excellent opportunity to meet with some of the leading investigators in PKA signaling. For more information contact Dr. Constantine Stratakis at 402-1998 or Dr. Yoon Sang Cho-Chung at 496-4020.

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