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November 25, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 24

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Ruvkun To Give Mahoney Lecture, Dec. 3
in Masur Auditorium

Visiting Fellows Group Offers Help at NIH,
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Could Your Computer Be a Security Threat to NIH?

'Grand Challenges'
Set for Science

NIH Receives First Electronic Applications

NCI Talk Lauds Diversity

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Study Subjects Sought

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If It Ain't Broke...
IOM's Fineberg Gives Context To NIH Reorganization Advice

By Rich McManus

Dr. Harvey Fineberg
Lest people think that the recent congressionally mandated Institute of Medicine report on the revitalization and reorganization of NIH was a new thing under the sun, IOM president Dr. Harvey Fineberg — who was here giving the seventh James A. Shannon Lecture on Oct. 1 — educated his Masur Auditorium audience that there have been at least 10 major reports on the organization of NIH since the mid-1950's. "All of them differ in detail, focus and time," he allowed, but all uncovered "a familiarity, a thematic repetition: NIH is doing an outstanding job; the scientific enterprise is critical to the nation and deserves support; and the current organization is largely sufficient" to meet NIH's mission.
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In 'Tour of Hope'
Cyclist Lance Armstrong Visits NIH

By Jennifer Michalowski

Cancer survivor and world renowned bicyclist Lance Armstrong told the NIH community that he owed his life and his five Tour de France victories to people like them — the doctors, researchers and clinical trial participants who made the treatment for his own testicular cancer possible.
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