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NIH Record  
Vol. LXI, No. 12
  June 12, 2009
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PorterII, CC Rehab Top Priorities
How Far Can NIH Stretch $500M in Stimulus Funds?
  VPEP founder Maria G. Hessie (c) is flanked by Giovanna Guerrero (l) of NINDS and Rebecca Marci Brown of NCI.
  NIH will erect phase two of the Porter neuroscience complex. Above, an artist’s rendering shows the new facility’s eastern perspective.

Four big projects will consume almost $430 million of the $500 million in buildings and facilities funds that NIH received via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) earlier this year.

The largest of all the NIH buildings and facilities (B&F) projects is the second phase of the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center (called “Porter II”) that will be constructed on the east side of Bldg. 35. Building Porter II will cost $266 million, more than half of NIH B&F stimulus money.
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Vision, Meet Village
Successful Outreach Draws From Cross-Section of NIH
  Author Shannon Brownlee
  Indee Smith

Eric Scott thought maybe he’d be a science teacher at his local high school. In time, he’d get his master’s degree, which would make him eligible to teach at a community college. It wasn’t until a group from NIH visited his school, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, that the idea of conducting medical research ever occurred to him. Now 3 years later, he’s pursuing a Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill with longtime NIAID grantee Dr. Stephen Clarke.

Since 10th grade, Indee Smith had been interested in science. After her junior year in high school, she began feeding her appetite for chemistry and research. In 2006, she was at UNC-Pembroke when NIH came calling. She spent her next 2 summers here and ended up presenting research at a SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans) conference.
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