The NIH Record

October 19, 1999
Vol. LI, No. 21

NIH Holds Y2K Awareness Day, Oct. 29 in Masur Auditorium

NIAAA Collaborates with
Alcohol Issue Forums

Varmus To Leave
NIH in December

Symposium To Honor
NIDDK's Gorden

NIAID Presents Symposium
on Emergent Microbes

NIGMS, IHS Host American Indian Training Needs Meeting

Lipsky Named New
NIAMS Scientific Director

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Hurricane Can't Dampen Determination
Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Focuses on HIV/AIDS

By Carla Garnett

Dr. Carmen Zorrilla of the University of Puerto Rico discusses HIV/AIDS.
NIH's 1999 observance of Hispanic Heritage Month held on Sept. 16 tackled two tough opponents, one unexpectedly — Hurricane Floyd, an unwelcome intrusion into the area that produced drenching rains and kept turnout low at the event. However, bad weather couldn't diminish the battle with the program's prime target — HIV/AIDS, which continues its deadly advance into minority communities nationwide. As the event's 1999 theme emphasized, "Awareness of HIV Infection in the Hispanic Community" is a top priority.
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Collins Leads Hootenanny
Silent Majority Targeted in CFC Campaign

By Rich McManus

Combining the high ambition of the Human Genome Project with a critical examination of past NIH giving patterns, NHGRI director Dr. Francis Collins led a spirited kickoff of the annual Combined Federal Campaign on Sept. 30 in the Natcher Bldg. that featured HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, former Washington Redskins Art Monk and Charles Mann, and emotional testimony from two NIH'ers who have known the benefits of CFC in their own lives.
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