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September 2, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 18

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Peter Gruss To Deliver Khoury Lecture, Sept. 17

Researchers Pioneer Efforts to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

Women's Health Program Builds Strong Researchers

Commissioned Corps Holds Promotion Ceremony

2003 Medicine for the Public Lectures Set

Howell Takes Board of Governors' Helm

Director's Corner

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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'Farewell, Vein World'
Lenfant Departs NHLBI Directorship After More Than 21 Years

By Rich McManus

Dr. Claude Lenfant
By switching just one letter, the Latin epitaph on the grave of William Harvey — discoverer of the human circulatory system — could be amended in a way appropriate to the departure, at the end of August, of longtime NHLBI director Dr. Claude Lenfant. A rubbing of Harvey's epitaph is one of the principal works of art in Lenfant's office in Bldg. 31; taken in England's Greasley Cemetery, it was given to Lenfant by a former colleague and begins, "Farewell, vain world, I've had enough of thee..."
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For Traffic Advisories, Emergencies
NIH To Launch AM Radio Station 1610

By Rich McManus

By the end of this summer, NIH will join the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the Ft. McHenry Tunnel, National Airport and Bolling Air Force Base in that pantheon of facilities so robust and expansive that they require their own slot on the AM radio dial. Motorists and residents within about a 4-mile radius of the Bethesda campus will be able to tune to 1610 and get updates on traffic, parking, instructions in the event of an emergency or evacuation and NOAA weather reports.
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