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October 29, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 22

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Wolfram Goes from Simple Rules To Complex Forms

Another Kind of
NIH Centennial

New Surgeon General:
'Still a Tourist' Living
the American Dream

NIH Grantees Win
Nobel, Lasker Honors

Kleinman To Give
Second CAM Lecture

Bldg. 10 To Lose Commercial Bank,
Credit Union To Take Space

Free Flu
Immunizations Offered

Wilcox Still Finding Nuggets After 20 Years

Focuses on Puzzle of
Autoimmune Diseases

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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Turning Cultural Barriers into Bridges
Surgeon General, Symposium Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month Salute

By Carla Garnett

NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni is greeted with a warm smile by his friend U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

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'
Zerhouni Shares Vision at Town Hall Meeting

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
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