October 29, 2002
Wolfram Goes from Simple Rules To Complex Forms
Turning Cultural Barriers into Bridges
Surgeon General, Symposium Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month Salute
By Carla Garnett
NIDCR director Dr. Lawrence Tabak recalls that in his early days of treating patients in New York City, his rudimentary Spanish language skills sometimes weren't enough to get the message across to the Latinos he encountered in the Columbia University neighborhood. At such times, he would call on a colleague who happened to be Chinese and spoke Spanish for help. As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, Tabak said the medical community must do whatever it takes to serve everyone.
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Guiding a 'Knowledge Enterprise'
By Rich McManus
At the first of what he hopes becomes a regular occurrence, NIH
director Dr. Elias Zerhouni hosted a Town Hall Meeting on Oct. 4
before a packed Masur Auditorium crowd, reiterating his
commitment to communicating openly with employees and pleading
for input from the workforce: "I need to know where you are," he
said. "The NIH can't evolve effectively unless the director is in
touch with your concerns...This is as much my job as it is to
advance research." He invited employees to write him at