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NIH Record  
Vol. LX, No. 10
May 16, 2008
Laptop Theft Spurs Renewed Focus on Computer Encryption
Girl Scouts, Nursing Students Join NINDS Stroke Education Effort
NIH Celebrates Plain Language with Stories, Awards
Brazilian Scientist Carvalho To Present 2008 Gorgas Lecture
May Is Healthy Vision Month
NIDDK Releases New Awareness, Prevention Series
NIH, Japanese Scientists Create Global Alliance for Pharmacogenomics
NIEHS Marks International Women’s Day
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A Commitment to Justice
NLM Exhibit Opening Wows Students

Certain stories tap into our hunger to find meaning in the world and ways to engage with it; certain exhibits unfurl these stories to show how we, too, can get involved. “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health,” now at the National Library of Medicine, headlines health as a reflection of society’s commitment to equity and justice.

“The exhibit’s mission is to inspire young people to take up careers in global health, and not only as doctors and scientists,” says curator Manon Parry. “The message is that everyone can get involved in the issues they care about.”

The interactive show, which opened to the public on Apr. 17 and runs through 2010, offers a broad perspective that extends, as Parry puts it, “visitors’ understanding of the causes of illness and the communities most at risk—at home as well as around the world.”

Earth Day Hitches Ride
Record Crowd Accompanies NIH’ers to Work
  Record Crowd Accompanies NIH’ers to Work

If it seemed like the campus was teeming with youth and curiosity on Apr. 24, that’s because more children than ever registered for this year’s Take Your Child to Work Day, hosted by the NIH Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management.

Some 1,877 children signed up for the event, which featured a range of educational and enjoyable activities planned by the institutes and centers and OEODM, including the NIH Earth Day Celebration. This year, every IC participated in the event with activities, giveaways or both. There were 64 unique activities and six open events that did not require preregistration. NIH’ers could register kids for up to three activities to attend throughout the day. OEODM, along with institute volunteers, prepared more than 2,500 information bags for the children with materials donated from the ICs as mementos of the day’s events.