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May 25, 2004
Vol. LVI, No. 11

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Steering Committee Provides Corporate Oversight, Efficiency

New Wing of Children's Inn Opens

NIDDK's Jacobson Wins Hillebrand Prize

Grand Old Tulip Poplar Felled

Henderson To Give Leiter Lecture, June 28

Bike To Work Day 2004 Dawns Sunny, Perfect for Participation

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Walking a Narrow Line
Blue Ribbon Panel Urges Changes In NIH Conflict Policies

By Rich McManus
NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni (r) makes a point as deputy director Dr. Raynard Kington (c) and Dr. C. Martin Harris look on.
Like a tailor crafting a garment for a customer of unusual dimensions, the blue ribbon panel on conflict of interest policies drafted a custom-made set of 18 recommendations and presented it May 6 to NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and the 88th meeting of the advisory committee to the NIH director (ACD). The new suit — a little looser in the middle, a little tighter at the top — should not only be more unobjectionable to wear in public, but also be certain to attract and retain the interest of potential employees.
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'Hot Potato'
Science Writer Kuska Publishes Basketball Book

By Rich McManus

There are at least two kinds of dribbling in the world, and dental institute science writer Bob Kuska is interested in them both: by day he might be found describing the evolution of saliva in the animal kingdom for a magazine article. But at night and on weekends he's likely to be writing and thinking about a game that has consumed him from his youth — basketball.
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