The NIH Record

October 20, 1998
Vol. L, No. 21

Spirited Play Highlights Disability Awareness Program

MIT's Pinker To Give Director's Cultural Lecture

OER's Kinnard Extends
Legacy of Achievement

WHO Chief Brundtland
To Speak at NIH

Joint Council Meeting

Group Focuses on
College Drinking

Computer Classes Enhance
CIT's Fall Semester

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

More Doors, Fewer Walls
Varmus Convenes Public Meeting,
Considers Ways to Open NIH

By Carla Garnett

Eighteen years ago, Theresa Schwantes of South Milwaukee, Wisc., experienced a medical crisis. Her newborn daughter Brianne was diagnosed with a brittle bone disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta. Schwantes was advised that her daughter could not possibly live long with the disorder. One of the best options, she was told, would be to put her in an institution. Schwantes refused. Instead, the family sought help from NIH. After years of clinical studies, the happy mom now reports, Brianne is a freshman this fall at American University, considering a career in law and politics.
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Top-to-Bottom Makeover
With Little Fanfare, Bldg. 37 Remodels

By Carla Garnett

Bldg. 37 was originally completed 30 years ago. Current modernization is being conducted floor by floor, pending availability of funds each year.

Compared to the other construction projects going on in every campus quadrant, the improvements being made to Bldg. 37 are relatively quiet and disruption-free. That's because the 6-story building is being redone top to bottom, floor by floor, while its occupants work inside.
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