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NIH Record  
Vol. LVII, No.14
July 15, 2005
Workshop Highlights Stem Cell Research Progress, Challenges
NIH Radio News Service To Air on XM Satellite Radio
NEI Hosts Symposium on Gene Found to Increase Risk of Blindness
'Grand Challenges' Initiative Backs 43 Projects
Free CIT Training Offers Relief from Summer Heat
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To Welcome Workforce in Spring 2006
Bldg. 33, Close to Completion, Gets Formal Name
Builders work on exterior corner of a nearly complete Bldg. 33. Construction of the interior is also shaping up.
Construction of Bldg. 33 is nearly 85 percent finished and should be substantially complete by year’s end, according to Kyung Kim, project officer, Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations. Occupants are expected to begin moving in during spring 2006.

Located at the corner of Rockville Pike and Cedar Lane, the new facility was in January formally named the "C.W. Bill Young Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases," in honor of the U.S. congressman from Florida currently serving his 18th term in the House of Representatives. A longtime promoter of health issues and supporter of medical research, Young founded the national registry for bone marrow donors, chair-ed the House committee on appropriations for 6 years, led the subcommittee on defense twice and was vice chair of the health appropriations subcommittee for 8 years.

NIH Honors Felsenfeld, 'Quintessential NIH Scientist'
NIH is filled with successful scientists, but "successful" does not even begin to describe the life and career of Dr. Gary Felsenfeld, chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIDDK.

Recently, NIDDK's Division of Intramural Research and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences held a tribute to Felsenfeld's career titled, "DNA and Its Complexes." Friends, colleagues and admirers honored the man and his science in a day filled with scientific presentations focused on research involving DNA-protein interactions relating to transcription.