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NIH Record  
Vol. LVII, No. 22
November 4, 2005
Pioneer Awards Show Changes in Scientific Thinking
Alwine To Give Khoury Lecture, Nov. 16 at Masur Auditorium
Colwell To Give 2005 Barmes Lecture
Straus Lecture Travels from Bench to Bedside and Back
Researchers, Public Health Educators Give Back
NIEHS's Phelps Pedals Through America's Heartland
Scientific Review Administrators Hold Retreat
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NIH Launches Program to Transform Clinical, Translational Science
Designed to spur the transformation of clinical and translational research, a new NIH grant program called Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) was announced on Oct. 12 by NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni. The ultimate goal of the program, open to qualifying academic health centers across the nation, is to develop treatments more efficiently and deliver them more quickly to patients.

"We are truly at a crossroads in medicine," Zerhouni said. "The scientific advances of the past few years, such as the completion of the Human Genome Project, dictate that we act now to encourage fundamental changes in how we do clinical research, and how we train the new generations of clinician scientists for the medical challenges of this century."

Combined Federal Campaign Hosts Several Events
  NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni speaks to
Giving is rewarding! NIH is kicking off the 2005 Combined Federal Campaign with two events in November for off-campus staff. Each will focus on the campaign theme, "Be an Everyday Hero."