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NIH Record  
Vol. LVIII, No. 11
June 2, 2006
NHGRI Produces Video Podcast for Students
CSR Names Two Top Managers
NIAMS Historical Perspective
New Performance Management Appraisal Program Debuts Soon
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Glass Assumes Leadership of Fogarty Center
New FIC director Dr. Roger Glass 
When starting new assignments, world-class leaders try to hit the ground running. For the recently named director of the Fogarty International Center, the approach was more like lifting off the ground flying. No sooner had it been announced that Dr. Roger I. Glass was FIC's new director than he was on a flight to Beijing armed with a statement to represent FIC in the launch of the center-funded Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP). Just a few weeks later, he accompanied NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni to the Middle East for a brief visit to Qatar and a conference in Egypt that covered the DCPP initiative.

'Speak Plainly. Save Lives.'
NIH Honors 'Plain Language'
In its annual salute to the agency's communicators, NIH held the sixth Plain Language Awards ceremony on Apr. 19. Some awardees traveled across the country to receive the honors, which recognize NIH communication products that deliver messages clearly. Special guest recipients who attended the event included several representatives of the O'odham Nation and the communities of Gila River and Salt River in Arizona, and other American Indian communities. They collaborated with NIDDK staff to develop several award-winning communication products, including a video on slowing kidney disease and a calendar for people with diabetes.