The NIH Record

September 9, 1997
Vol. XLIX, No. 18

STEP Committee Announces
1997-1998 Offerings

'Opening Doors'
NIH To Observe National Hispanic Heritage Month

Day Care Oversight
Board Seeks Nominees

Letters to the Editor

Science in the News

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

'Hispanic Agenda' Targets
Latino Concerns at NIH

By José Alvarado

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a major initiative to reach the burgeoning numbers of Hispanic/Latino people in the nation, who often suffer high rates of disease and health problems due to limited access to health care. A key goal is to raise the disproportionately low Hispanic representation in the workforce of agencies such as NIH. The "Hispanic Agenda for Action: Improving Services to Hispanic Americans" complements efforts already under way here to increase Hispanic employees.
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Director's Pittman Lecture
To Feature Lee Limbird

Dr. Lee E. Limbird, professor of pharmacology and chair of the department of pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, will present the NIH Director's Margaret Pittman Lecture, on Wednesday, Sept.17 at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The title of her lecture is "Alpha2-Adrenergic Receptors Achieve Signaling Specificity via Coupling to Distinct Effectors and Targeting to Discrete Surface Domains."
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