The NIH Record

December 16, 1997
Vol. XLIX, No. 25

Martin Luther King III To Address Annual MLK Program, Jan. 16

Fated Bldg. Used for Fire Training

NICHD Gets Grant from AMA

NIAMS Awards Grant for First Specialized Center of Research in Scleroderma

Guaranteed Ride Home

New Service for Those Needing, Offering Leave

Letters to the Editor

News Briefs

Science Education Connection




Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

A Happy New Year
NIH Gets Generous '98 Budget

President Clinton signed another record budget for NIH on Nov. 13, totalling $13.648 billion, or a 7.1 percent increase over fiscal year 1997, and $570 million more than he had originally requested in his spending plan for fiscal 1998. Among the most notable items in the budget are $90 million to continue funding for the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, $17 million to build a new Vaccine Research Center on campus, and funding for nearly 7,700 new and competing research project grants.
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Next Bids Due in January
Bldg. 50 Progressing Well, If Wetly

By Rich McManus

If you think your job is wearing you down on these cold, dark early winter eves, consider for a moment the men working down in the hole that is Bldg. 50 -- the new Consolidated Laboratory Facility. During these coldest months of the year, crews are drilling some 155 "caisson" holes, which plummet another 60 feet or so beneath the pit floor, so that the new 5-story structure will sit solidly upon concrete stilts rooted in the Earth. Even back on Nov. 25, when the weather was still relatively balmy, the muddy hole became, by late afternoon, quite nippy; the site's sunless southwest corner featured the campus' first ice ponds in the week before Thanksgiving.
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