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NIH Record  
Vol. LX, No. 13
  June 27, 2008
 Features
Panel Examines Extraversion (or Lack of It) and the Workplace
Mass General’s Kronenberg To Lecture in NIDCR Series
CTSA Scholars Visit Clinical Center
Fauci Gives U.N. HIV/AIDS Update
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Women, Families Targeted
Improvements to Intramural Worklife Sought
  NIH deputy director Dr. Raynard Kington said evidence is key to forming worklife policies.
  NIH deputy director Dr. Raynard Kington said evidence is key to forming worklife policies.

NIH is trying, on a variety of fronts, to narrow the gender gap in science careers and to make it easier for families to balance work and family life. Solutions range from funding studies to determine how to enhance women’s opportunities for success in science, to building a new child care facility on campus, to bolstering mentoring programs.

Also under way are plans, and proposals, to modify regulations on child care subsidies, broaden donation of leave, re-set the tenure-track clock and lengthen parental leave.

The array of improvements to intramural, and NIH in general, worklife was presented June 2 at a forum in a mostly full Lipsett Amphitheater, sponsored by the women scientist advisors committee and the Office of Research on Women’s Health.
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Peer Review, Boston Lab Are Discussed At Director’s Advisory Committee
  Dr. Barbara Wolfe (l) and Dr. Catherine DeAngelis at June 6 ACD meeting
  Dr. Barbara Wolfe (l) and Dr. Catherine DeAngelis at June 6 ACD meeting

Peer review and a new NIH-supported lab being built in Boston topped the latest agenda of the advisory committee to the NIH director, which gathered June 6 for its 96th meeting. NIH deputy director Dr. Raynard Kington presided over the session; NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni participated via conference call from Marrakesh, Morocco, where he received the Antoine Béclère Medal at the opening session of the 2008 International Congress of Radiology.
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