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NIH Record  
Vol. LXI, No. 3
  February 6, 2009
‘Evolution Revolution 2009’ Celebrates Darwin’s Birth, Book
A Model of Research Collaboration in Africa
Defibrillators Used to Save Heart Attack Victims
Workshop Examines Cost-Effectiveness Research in Health Care
NIH Hosts Fifth Women’s Health Research Symposium
New Process for Providing Funding
Information Debuts
Rall Cultural Lecture To Feature Gawande
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‘More Biosocial Research’
PIH’s Farmer Speaks on Antibiotic Resistance
  Dr. Paul Farmer
  Dr. Paul Farmer

The world is hungry for heroes—they put us in touch with our dreams, our own heroic potential. The greatest among them are also great teachers. They have the magic.

Dr. Paul Farmer is one of them.

“There is so much promise now for medicine and for global health,” he recently told a packed house in Masur Auditorium. His lecture, “Community-Based Care for Infectious Disease and the Future of Antibiotic Resistance,” was part of the Grand Rounds Great Teachers series.

Moonlighting Author
NIDCR’s Kuska Writes Second Hoops Book, A Third Planned

Just before Christmas, Bob Kuska, a science writer at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, published his second book in 4 years on the topic of basketball in America.

The new volume, Cinderella Ball: A Look Inside Small College Basketball in West Virginia, was published by the University of Nebraska Press and follows a plot line similar to the movie Hoosiers. In that film, explains Kuska, a small high school team that no one expects to accomplish anything winds up in the state championship game.