November 18, 1997
What's in a Name?
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.
Integrate for the Future
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.