The NIH Record

November 18, 1997
Vol. XLIX, No. 23

What's in a Name?

Work and Family Life Center To Open on Campus, Nov. 25

NIDR Commemorative Exhibit Opens at Smithsonian's History Museum

1997-98 Genome Lecture Series Begins

White House Honors 11 Young Scientists

NCI Offers New Science Awareness Kit

Letters to the Editor

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Gore, Hatfield on Hand
Ground Broken for New Hospital

By Rich McManus

Former Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.), after whom the new Clinical Research Center will be named, was so thoroughly praised at a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 4 that he said he had to pinch himself to be certain he wasn't attending his own final services. Joking at the outset of his remarks that "if all of this doesn't elicit a speech, I don't know what will," he concluded with an admonition to emcee Dr. Harold Varmus to "Hurry!" and build the new 250-bed hospital, the latest appendage on the 44-year-old Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center.
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Integrate for the Future
Disability Awareness Program Advises: 'Cure Attitudes, Accommodate Disabilities'

By Carla Garnett

There are lots of excuses not to hire people with disabilities, but not any valid reasons. So said the keynote speaker at NIH's 14th annual Disability Awareness Program held recently. The speaker, Paul Meyer, deputy executive director of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities who has been personally involved in hiring more than 1,000 people with disabilities throughout his career, then proceeded to debunk several major myths about jobs and ability.
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