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CFC Kickoff Is Music to NIH'ers' Ears

Photos: Bill Branson

At this year's kickoff ceremony for the Combined Federal Campaign,
NIH deputy director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein (above, c) and NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady welcomed (above, from l) CFC director Norman Taylor, CFC vice chair Dr. Claude Earl Fox, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, and CFC National Spokesman Terry Morris of NASA.

Featured in the campaign's promotional video, Morris (above) gave a powerful speech about being abandoned by his parents at the age of 14 and how his life was turned around through the help of a group home for boys called Alpha House in Tupelo, Miss. He recalled graduating from high school with highest honors, joining a co-op program with NASA, and graduating from Mississippi State University. Later, he was a George Low fellow at MIT. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in systems engineering at the University of Virginia, with the help of NASA.

Music for the kickoff was provided by three of NIH's own from NCI's Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center: Above, Drs. Kathrin Muegge and Scott Durum (c), principal investigators in the Laboratory of Molecular Immunoregulation, and Dr. Jay Bream of the Laboratory of Experimental Immunology.

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