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October 15, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 21

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NIGMS Celebrates 40 Years of Discovery, Progress

CSR Kicks Off Annual CFC Campaign with Tent Event

Computational Cell Biology Is Focus of Stetten Symposium

Scrimshaw To Give FIC Anniversary Lecture

New Group Fosters Research on Women

19th Institute Relay
Draws Hundreds

Dream Anatomy Film Series Kicks Off, Oct. 17

News Briefs

New Appointments


Study Subjects Sought

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Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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Out of Many, One
Human Resources Undergoes Major Agency-Wide Restructuring

By Carla Garnett

Veteran NIH'ers Chris Steyer (l) and Fred Walker are at HR's helm.

If the staff of your human resources office seem a little distracted lately, try to be understanding. For the past 11 months, human resources at NIH has been in the midst of a major, fast-tracked reorganization that was scheduled to debut on Oct. 6. Although a few issues remain to be settled, it is a testament to the hard work, creativity — and flexibility — of the 300-some employees involved in NIH's HR enterprise that the restructuring appears seamless to most of us.
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The Future of Life
You'd Know a Lot If You Knew All the Dirt

By Rich McManus

On a day of agonizing remembrances, it was a mercy on 9/11 of 2002 to hear a talk on "The Future of Life," by renowned Harvard professor emeritus Dr. Edward O. Wilson, a man whose soft, Alabama accent took a packed Masur Auditorium on a world tour of conservation hot spots in desperate need of preservation, but who also was so down to earth that he could marvel at the biotic worlds in just a few inches of topsoil. He spoke almost longingly of the biological riches strewn like jewels amid the eastern hardwoods that he admired along the drive into Bethesda from National Airport, and declared at one point that a scientist "could spend a lifetime in a Magellanic voyage around a single rotting beech tree stump and never classify" all the lifeforms to be found therein.
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