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NIH Record  
Vol. LXVI, No. 23
  November 7, 2014
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NCCAM, Tabak Launch Annual CFC Effort At NIH
Females and Males: Same and Different? NIH Workshop Explores Question
NIH Funds National Diversity Consortium
‘Foil the Flu’ Campaign Progresses
Two NIH’ers Elected To Institute of Medicine
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Week of Drama
NIH’s First Ebola Patient Recovers, Visits White House

Recovered Ebola patient Nina Pham is led out of the Clinical Center by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (l) and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Recovered Ebola patient Nina Pham is led out of the Clinical Center by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (l) and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In the 8 days between the arrival of NIH’s first confirmed Ebola patient—nurse Nina Pham—and her subsequent release, virus-free, from the Clinical Center on Oct. 24, the campus became a magnet for national media attention and a fevered crucible of self-evaluation: could NIH deal successfully with both a challenging medical case and a workforce worried about exposure to a deadly virus?

Between two mid-autumn Fridays, the campus went from apprehension to jubilation as Pham, 26, stepped to the microphone at a press conference in front of Bldg. 10 to announce, “I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. I would first and foremost like to thank God, my family and my friends…Throughout this ordeal, I put my trust in God and my medical team.”


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Online Candor Yields Health Clues
Moreno Uses Social Media to Explore Adolescent Health

Dr. Megan Moreno
Dr. Megan Moreno
Adolescents take outlandish risks.

“O brave new world,” says Shakespeare’s Miranda, “that has such people in it!”

“‘Tis new to thee,” her father quips.

And the old gent was not even on Facebook.

Teens need years—until age 25 or so—for the brain’s executive function to mature. Until then, how do we keep them safe and healthy in the borderless terrain of the Internet?

And what do they have to teach us?


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