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February 15, 2005
Vol. LVII, No. 4

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Nobelist Agre To Give NIH Director's Lecture

Cardiologist Elizabeth Nabel Named NHLBI Director eRA Project

NIH To Convert to
Defense-Run Pay Service

Diabetes Branch Alumni Toast Mentors

New Patient/Visitor Gateway To Open Soon

CRC Courtyard Honors Florence Mahoney

CIT Training Offers Spring Courses

EAO Group Elects New Cochairs

News Briefs

Study Subjects Sought

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President Makes Third NIH Visit

By Rich McManus

  President Bush
visited on Jan. 26.
Visiting NIH for the third time in 2 years, President George W. Bush dropped by Jan. 26 for a 40-minute town hall-style meeting in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 during which he emceed a discussion with five citizens on the topic "Strengthening Health Care." He called it "a dialogue about innovative ways to make sure that our health care system addresses the needs of our individual citizens.
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Singing, Shopping, Schmoozing Lauded
STEP Forum Outlines Successful Brain Aging

By Rich McManus

The best way to enjoy "successful brain aging" — which was the theme of a STEP forum on Jan. 11 at Lister Hill Auditorium — is to keep the cart that holds the brain, namely the body, in good working condition. Oh, and it wouldn't hurt, in your later years, to take up a creative hobby like singing or art, or to indulge what one speaker called a hallmark of the sunset years — the urge toward autobiography. Swooned former acting NIA director Dr. Gene Cohen, now at George Washington University, "Language is like chocolate to the brain."
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