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NIH Record  
Vol. LXII, No. 14
  July 9, 2010
NHGRI Scientists Present Genomic Advances to Visiting Judges
NLM Offers Technology to Locate Loved Ones During Disaster
Kington Receives 2010 FASEB Public Service Award
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100th Session
ACD Meeting Covers Gamut from Restructuring to Conflict, Oil Spill Response
  NIH director Dr. Francis Collins
  NIH director Dr. Francis Collins

The agenda of the 100th meeting of the advisory committee to the NIH director covered a range of topics that could not have been imagined by the first, 50th or probably even 95th edition of the meeting, touching as it did on subjects as various as internal reorganization, potential extramural use of the Clinical Center, proposed new regulations governing grantee conflict of interest, increasing the number of stem cell lines eligible for federal study and NIH’s response to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

HIV/AIDS Studies Continue
NIH’s Research in Haiti Alive and Well
  Dr. Jean “Bill” Pape
  Dr. Jean “Bill” Pape

The earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 knocked much of Port-au-Prince down, but Dr. Jean “Bill” Pape told a Masur Auditorium audience during a recent visit that the devastation couldn’t crush the country’s spirit.

Pape is the founder of GHESKIO, known by its French acronym, and the first such organization in the world to be dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS; he is a longtime NIH grantee. Pape has worked in Haiti for more than 30 years on a variety of public health issues that challenge the impoverished nation, researching illness, treating patients and training the next generations of scientists in GHESKIO labs.