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NIH Record  
Vol. LVII, No.19
September 23, 2005
Something a Partnership Made: Medical History
Visitor Center Welcomes Guests to NIH
NIDA Holds Variety of Outreach Events
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NIH'ers Answer Katrina's Deluge with Aid
A cadre of NIH volunteers boards buses outside the Clinical Research Center on the morning of Sept. 4.
Already vaunted for the power of its head, NIH got a chance to show the strength of its heart in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated parts of four southern states on Aug. 29. Within a day of the storm's passage, NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni convened the first in a series of emergency meetings at which clinical directors, nursing and administrative leaders rapidly hammered out ways NIH could help.

With the calm but urgent tone of the East Baltimore emergency room physician he once was, Zerhouni and other NIH officials outlined a strategy that took shape through the Labor Day weekend and into the following week:

CFC Offers Employees Chance To 'Be an Everyday Hero'
Oct. 5 marks the beginning of the NIH Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). This year's theme, "Be an Everyday Hero!" reflects the fact that it is often the seemingly little gestures — a kind word, a caring glance, a helpful hand or a small donation — that make a big difference in the lives of others.