The NIH Record

March 11, 1997
Vol. XLIX, No. 5

Director's Lectures Feature HHMI Investigators

March Is Nutrition Month

TRANSHARE Helps Pay for Your Commute

Fahner-Vihtelic Returns Successfully from Antarctica

NIH-Puerto Rico Extramural Associates Hold Workshop

NLM's Le Earns Patent for Image Processing Method

News Briefs





Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Glory Days Celebrated, Sought
First Clinical Research Day
Builds Past into Future

By Carla Garnett

Nearly 50 years ago, NIH was poised to transform itself and the way medical research was conducted. In July 1947, Congress authorized more than $30 million in construction funds for the agency to build a 600-bed clinical research hospital. Since then, the Clinical Center has been the site of dozens of breakthrough cures or treatments for everything from acne to vasculitis.
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Poster presentations were a part of the first Clinical Research Day, as the Magnuson facility makes way for the new Hatfield Center.

Expert Group Examines Science Of Smoking Marijuana as Medicine

By Carla Garnett

NIH convened a group of experts Feb. 19-20 to hear scientific presentations and review research data on use of marijuana as a therapeutic agent. Following the 11/2-day workshop, the 8-member group agreed that further study of the most promising clinical applications of smoked marijuana is warranted, said Dr. William Beaver, professor of pharmacology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and chair of the ad hoc group.
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