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September 14, 2004
Vol. LVI, No. 19

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Success of NCI Research-Outreach Program Celebrated

Public, NIMH Discuss Mental Health Research Priorities

NCI Lecturer Urges 'Chemoprevention'

Research Festival Set,
Sept. 28-Oct. 1

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Study Subjects Sought

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Lessons from a Flood
Zerhouni Steers NIH Through Conflict of Interest Issue

By Rich McManus

One year ago, NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni's waterfront home in Pasadena, Md., was nearly swallowed by the Chesapeake Bay, whose appetite had been churned up by Hurricane Isabel. The deluge, which ruined three cars and threatened the structure of a home he had helped design, taught him invaluable lessons in crisis management: emergency preparedness is sheer fiction until you've actually been in an emergency, and — in what has become a leadership mantra for him at NIH — it's not the blows you suffer that take the measure of a man or an institution, it's the way you respond to adversity that defines you.
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Your CFC at Work
Make-A-Wish Foundation Made a Life for Bail

By Jane DeMouy

Evin Bail at age 2

Evin Louisa Tally Bail's story is about two births: the day in 1975 when the nurse first handed a little pink bundle to her mother, Julia, and a rebirth that took place many years later through the work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. — one of thousands of groups that benefit from NIH's annual Combined Federal Campaign.
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