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October 16, 2001
Vol. LIII, No. 21

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Ethicist Caplan To Give Talk on Global Health, Oct. 22

Post-Sept. 11 Security Measures Mimic NIH Response after Pearl Harbor

Genetic Risks Shape
Cancer Prevention Options

Donations Enhance NIH Museum of Medical Research

Summer Student Is Competition Finalist

Youth Scholars Give
Advice to Next Generation

NIDCR Staff Visit Jefferson Junior High School

Satcher Gives
Seventh Diggs Lecture

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives


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Aged Pioneer To Retire — Gradually
New Clinical Research Information System Planned to Replace MIS

By Carla Garnett

In 1975, having a TV-like device that sat on the desktop and offered immediate access to hundreds of thousands of pages of patient records seemed like only a dream for the nurses, physicians, pharmacists and dozens of other professionals charged with patient care at the Clinical Center. But MIS — the computerized medical information system that made its NIH debut that year — turned the dream into a reality. Designed to collect, transmit and store information about patients, MIS was a pioneering system few other hospitals could boast having at the time. Now, however, with a PC atop every other surface one encounters, MIS — which has grown a lot, but changed only a little — seems to many users antiquated and limiting.
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NIH Rowers Train Together, Oppose One Another

By Rich McManus

Rower Dr. Chuck Selden

Three mornings during the workweek, at the ungodly hour of 5:30, two NIH scientists rendezvous at a dock in Georgetown and push off for more than 10 miles of self-imposed punishment pitting leg, back and arm muscles against the tides on the Potomac River. They do this year-round (plus weekends), except on rare occasions when the river freezes solid. And on mornings when the river forbids them — as it did during the recent terrorist crisis, which closed portions of the river for security reasons — they meet in a basement to train on ergometers, which are rowing machines without the fresh air, sensation of motion or contemplation of dawn associated with the substantial suffering that is rowing. They do this because they want to get better, they want to win, and they want to beat one another in the worst way. Welcome to "oar-agon," the sweat-spattered friendship of NIDDK's Dr. Adriaan Bax and Dr. Chuck Selden, NIH extramural staff training officer.
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