January 18, 2005
Vol. LVII, No. 2
Friends of the
Clinical Center Fills Gaps for Patients
Economist Cutler Says Research Investments
Are Well Repaid
Pardes To Give
Woolley Shows There's
a Thirst for Medical Information
NIH To Accept Electronic Grant Applications
Program Builds Better Clinical Researchers
Obesity Research, Stigma
NIEHS's 'Kids Pages'
NIMH Training Program Draws Women, Minorities
NIEHS Launches Center for Rodent Genetics With 'Resequencing Project'
Study Subjects Sought
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
NIH Record Archives
Hurray for Hollywood
Prime-Time Television Show Offers NIH Opportunity
By Carla Garnett
Striding purposefully down a bustling city street, a business-man stops suddenly in mid-cell phone conversation and collapses to the sidewalk. Up close, his complexion takes on a bluish tint. Moments later the man is seen in an isolation unit of an emergency room, an oxygen mask affixed to his face. In walk several physicians, barking orders sharply to the hospital's staff and interrogating the patient. Sounds like a medical mystery NIH researchers solve on a routine day at the Clinical Center, right? Perhaps not, but when NBC decided to develop its new prime-time drama Medical Investigation, the show's writers and producers deliberately chose the National Institutes of Health as the government agency employing its fictional team of physician-detectives. The story of how within a few short months NIH came not only to welcome the drama and aid in its development, but also to embrace the power of Hollywood is something of an ongoing mini-documentary itself.
M O R E . . .
Participate in 'National Wear Red Day'
Wear Red to Support Awareness of Heart Disease in Women
Friday, Feb. 4 is National Wear Red Day a day when thousands of Americans nationwide, including federal employees, will take women's health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. More women die of heart disease than all cancers combined, yet less than half of women know that heart disease is their biggest health threat and most fail to make the connection between its risk factors and their personal risk of developing heart disease.
M O R E . . .