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NIH Record  
Vol. LIX, No. 10
  May 18, 2007
 Features
Cohen Inducted into NICHD Hall of Honor
Studies Examine Link Between Alcohol, Affective Disorders
Solowey Awardee Miller To Lecture, May 31
Plain Language Keynoter Celebrates Art of Communicating Simply
Nice Weather Brings Flowers, Sunshine, Evacuation Drills
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You Never Outgrow Your Need for Earth
Take Your Child to Work Day Grows Greener
  At NIH's combined observances of Earth Day and Take Your Child to Work Day, NCI-Frederick's Dr. David Newman, chief of the Natural Products Branch, explains how protecting endangered species helps us find new plant compounds and new drugs.
  At NIH's combined observances of Earth Day and Take Your Child to Work Day, NCI-Frederick's Dr. David Newman, chief of the Natural Products Branch, explains how protecting endangered species helps us find new plant compounds and new drugs.

On Apr. 26, under a moody spring sky, NIH dovetailed Take Your Child to Work Day with Earth Day, widening its biomedical focus to include environmental education for children and featuring NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni's close encounters with Ben Franklin, the Mad Hatter and "IT," the mystery flower.

"I came to a science place when I was a kid," Zerhouni told the children thronging the Bldg. 1 lawn, "and I knew about Mr. Franklin. I wanted to be like you; I wanted to contribute something. One of you said you want to be NIH director of the future, and that's a great dream to have."
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Complying with HSPD-12
High-Tech ID Cards Coming to NIH

For the thousands of NIH'ers whose ID badges will expire between now and October, their upcoming renewal process may be different this time: both more comprehensive and more sensitive. To comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, signed in 2004, all federal executive departments and agencies must put in place a standard for "secure and reliable" identification for employees, contractors and affiliates.

According to OMB guidelines, by October 2008, every federal employee and contractor is to have completed the HSPD-12 process known as personal identity verification (PIV).
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