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June 8, 2004
Vol. LVI, No. 12

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NIAID Laboratory
Studies Complex World
of Insect Saliva

NHLBI 'PALS Up' with Heart Health

Where There's Smoke, There Is Barbecue

Hingson Joins NIAAA as Division Director

Research Festival Calls for Poster Abstracts by July 2

Donations Sought for Historical Value

Cicadas Return to Campus

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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Hard-Won Spending Authority Now Key
Director's Discretionary Fund To Mark 15 Years

By Carla Garnett

What do the Women's Health Initiative and the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research have in common? Besides having the potential to improve the health of billions of people worldwide, both have similar roots: seeds for them were sown by a relatively young — and comparatively small — spending authority, the Director's Discretionary Fund (DDF).
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President Visits NIH To Discuss Reading

By Rich McManus

President Bush touts his reading program.

President George W. Bush paid his second call on NIH in 15 months on May 12 when he visited Natcher auditorium to emcee a five-person "Conversation on Reading" that touted his No Child Left Behind legislation and its "Reading First" initiative. The 40-minute session featured the contributions of NICHD's Dr. G. Reid Lyon, an authority on the science underlying the complex task of reading whose findings undergird the President's approach to a national literacy problem.
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