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NIDCD Marks 10th Anniversary, Oct. 2

NIDCD will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 2 at the Natcher Conference Center, starting at 10:30 a.m. This year's event, to commemorate the founding of the institute, will open with an introduction by NIH director Dr. Harold Varmus. Four scientists representing significant areas of human communication research will present recent research and participate in a discussion moderated by NIDCD director Dr. James F. Battey, Jr. A celebration luncheon will follow at the Bethesda Naval Club.

Presentation topics include "Genetic Control of Olfactory Behavior and Olfactory Signaling" by Dr. Cori Bargmann, assistant investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco; "Brain and Language: A Comparative Approach," by Dr. Elizabeth A. Bates, director, Center for Research in Language, University of California, San Diego; "The Labyrinth of Genes for Hearing Impairment" by Dr. Thomas B. Friedman, chief, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, NIDCD; and "Cochlear Implant Research: Past, Present, Future -- Premises, Promises and Realities," by Dr. Bruce J. Gantz, professor and head, department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

For more information, call Gail Blatt, 496-7243, or visit on the NIDCD Web site.

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