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NIH Record  
Vol. LXI, No. 22
  October 30, 2009
 Features
Kirschstein, Campus Icon, Mourned
Grantees Win 2009 Nobel Prizes in Medicine, Chemistry
Collins Wins National Medal of Science
Oxman To Give NIAID Straus Memorial Lecture, Nov. 10 in Wilson Hall
Conference Promotes Collaboration to Advance Rare Diseases Research
ORWH Hosts Second Scientific Workshop
Grady Visits Hospital In South Africa
Workshop Promotes Efficient Use of NIH-Funded Core Facilities
NIDA Webcasts Town Hall Meeting
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Milestones
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‘Week of Excitement’
NIH Research Festival Turns 22
  NIH director Dr. Francis Collins opens the 22nd Research Festival, the Intramural Research Program’s annual showcase of its science.
  NIH director Dr. Francis Collins opens the 22nd Research Festival, the Intramural Research Program’s annual showcase of its science.

Like a vast cousinage from the tribe of research scientists, hundreds of NIH’s principal investigators, postdocs, fellows, students and colleagues from sister agencies gathered in Masur Auditorium for the Oct. 6 kickoff of the 22nd annual NIH Research Festival.

“Welcome to a week of excitement,” said NIH director Dr. Francis Collins in remarks opening the 4-day event.
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A Trailblazer, a Balm
Angelou Speaks On Courage, Love, Protest
 
 
There was a time, in 1930s Arkansas, when the school-age Maya Angelou hid her uncle from the night riders.

Men on horseback. The Ku Klux Klan.

“They weren’t wearing sheets,” she told a packed house in Masur Auditorium. “They didn’t need them.”
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