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NIH Record  
Vol. LX, No. 14
  July 11, 2008
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Helicopter Traffic Around NIH Campus: Going Up
  A frequent flyer around the Bethesda campus is the EC AS-65, a medical evacuation helicopter.
  A frequent flyer around the Bethesda campus is the EC AS-65, a medical evacuation helicopter.
Choppers! Their sound is unmistakable, their profile unforgettable. When you hear that whap-whap-whap as they skirt the Bethesda campus, you might wonder if air traffic is increasing. It is.

The campus is in the approach and departure pattern of two active heliports: to the east, the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC); and to the west, Suburban Hospital.

“The increase in helicopter traffic,” says Office of Community Liaison Director Dennis Coleman, “coincides with two trends.”

First, air transport has become a trauma-care standard; as part of Maryland’s Trauma Center Network, Suburban Hospital is regularly visited by helicopters operated by the Maryland State Police, as well as 3 state-licensed private air ambulance services.
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Teaching the Teachers
NICHD Helps Move Child Development Research into Classrooms
  NIH recently met with a teachers’ group to translate what we know about how children learn into the classroom.
  NIH recently met with a teachers’ group to translate what we know about how children learn into the classroom.

Bench to bedside has always been NIH’s creed for medical research. Led by NICHD and an expert panel it convened, the agency is expanding its mantra into education research. Call it, perhaps, “clinic to classroom.”

NICHD—with cosponsor, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)—is investing resources in reaching the teachers before they reach the children.
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