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December 10, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 25

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PRATs Are Tomorrow's Leaders In Pharmacology

Khoury Lecture Explores Stem Cell Possibilities

Masur Delivers Astute Clinician Lecture

NINDS Celebrates the Research Accomplishments of Roscoe Brady

NIH Convenes Hormone Therapy Conference

Online Computer Security Awareness Course

Insights on Maintaining Cognitive Health

Limits of Personal Use of Information Technology

Vine Root Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis

Acquisition Community Holds Symposium

Zerhouni Meets
with Public Council

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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Beyond the 'Bikini View'
Scientists Urged to Expand Gender-Specific Research Portfolios

By Carla Garnett

Sex matters. It's that simple — and that complicated, according to an Oct. 21 lecture sponsored by the Office of Research on Women's Health to kick off NIH's new intramural research agenda on women's health.
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Why Johnny Is Sick
Researcher Strengthens Health, Literacy Link

By Jennifer Wenger
Dr. Dean Schillinger of UCSF
If Johnny can't read, then his health is likely to suffer, too, someday.

Such are the stark findings of Dr. Dean Schillinger, University of California, San Francisco, associate professor of medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, whose research is drawing a clearer connection between health literacy and the chances of beating, or at least successfully controlling, chronic illness. He recently delivered the first lecture in a series on health literacy at NIH. His talk, titled "Babel Babble: What Is the Doctor Saying? What Is the Patient Hearing?", was sponsored by NIDCD.
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