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NIH Record  
Vol. LIX, No. 17
August 24, 2007
Changing Dynamics of HIV/AIDS Examined
NIH Earns EPA Award for Environmental Leadership
NIMH Program Recognized as
International Role Model
Innovative Women’s Internship Program Launches
Zerfas Makes National
Biathlon Team
NLM Launches ‘Turning The Pages’ Online in French
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Fauci Receives National Medal of Science
  Dr. Anthony Fauci is honored by President Bush.
  Dr. Anthony Fauci is honored by President Bush.
When NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci began his investigations into the acquired immune deficiency syndrome in the early 1980s, he had no inkling that a quarter century later this research would help win him the highest U.S. honor in science. On July 27, he attended a White House ceremony where President George Bush awarded him a 2005 National Medal of Science.

After a 2-year selection process, Bush and a committee of 13 scientists chose to honor Fauci "for pioneering the understanding of the mechanisms whereby the human immune system is regulated, and for his work on dissecting the mechanisms of pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus that has served as the underpinning for the current strategies for the treatment of HIV disease." Fauci was among the thirty 2005 and 2006 National Medal of Science laureates honored at the ceremony for their work in science and technology.

'We're All Ears'
NIH Meets with Stakeholders to Examine Peer Review
Flanked by his working group co-chairs Drs. Keith Yamamoto and Lawrence Tabak, NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni recently met with almost 200 members of the scientific community at the Doubletree Hotel in Washington, D.C., to hear comments on the NIH peer review process.

"Peer review is the foundation of NIH success," said Zerhouni. "As I travel the world, I notice how other countries want to emulate us. But no system remains the same, and peer review cannot remain high quality unless we have a transparent process. We're all ears."