October 3, 2000
Research Festival Set,
'Cybercafé' Dedicated to Varmus
By Rich McManus
Nine months after concluding his 6-year tenure as NIH director, Dr. Harold Varmus returned to campus Sept. 18 for a warm homecoming in which the new Cybercafé for graduate students in Bldg. 10 was officially opened and dedicated in his honor.
"I'm very pleased to see this project completed, and very grateful to
have this honor bestowed on me, especially while I'm still alive,"
said Varmus. "I'm also grateful for the speed with which it has
NHLBI Launches 'Hearts N' Parks' Program
By Susan Sagusti
The NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative recently launched a
national, community-based program in collaboration with the
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Called Hearts N'
Parks, the program aims to help reduce the growing trend of obesity
in the United States by encouraging Americans of all ages to engage
in regular physical activity, to follow a heart-healthy eating plan and
to aim for a healthy weight.