October 19, 1999
Vol. LI, No. 21
NIH Holds Y2K Awareness Day, Oct. 29 in Masur Auditorium
NIAAA Collaborates with
Alcohol Issue Forums
Varmus To Leave
NIH in December
Symposium To Honor
NIAID Presents Symposium
on Emergent Microbes
NIGMS, IHS Host American Indian Training Needs Meeting
Lipsky Named New
NIAMS Scientific Director
Study Subjects Sought
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
NIH Record Archives
Hurricane Can't Dampen Determination|
Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Focuses on HIV/AIDS
By Carla Garnett
NIH's 1999 observance of Hispanic Heritage Month held on Sept.
16 tackled two tough opponents, one
unexpectedly Hurricane Floyd, an unwelcome intrusion
into the area that produced drenching rains and kept turnout low at
the event. However, bad weather couldn't diminish the battle with
the program's prime target HIV/AIDS, which continues its
deadly advance into minority communities nationwide. As the
event's 1999 theme emphasized, "Awareness of HIV Infection in the
Hispanic Community" is a top priority.
Dr. Carmen Zorrilla of the University of Puerto Rico discusses HIV/AIDS.
M O R E . . .
Collins Leads Hootenanny
Silent Majority Targeted in CFC Campaign
By Rich McManus
Combining the high ambition of the Human Genome Project with a
critical examination of past NIH giving patterns, NHGRI director Dr.
Francis Collins led a spirited kickoff of the annual Combined Federal
Campaign on Sept. 30 in the Natcher Bldg. that featured HHS
Secretary Donna Shalala, former Washington Redskins Art Monk
and Charles Mann, and emotional testimony from two NIH'ers who
have known the benefits of CFC in their own lives.
M O R E . . .