The NIH Record

January 28, 1997
Vol. XLIX, No. 2

Recycling at NIH: What's Up?

NIMH Welcomes Minority Students

NIH, Hopkins Establish New Center

New Management Interns Join NIH

DCRT Springs into New Term

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Study Subjects Sought

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The More POR, The Better
Alumnus Goldstein Calls for
More Clinical Research

By Rich McManus

There's not much difference between smart, sympatico collaboration among clinicians and bench scientists -- who love nothing more than sharpening their wits on patient histories and data -- and the clever concoctions of lyricists and musicians who craft a hit Broadway musical. Both thrive on the rebound and ricochet of sharp ideas and a hothouse atmosphere that both adds momentum to ideas that fly, and soundly trounces notions that are half-baked.

NIH alumnus and Nobel laureate Dr. Joseph Goldstein (l) meets with former NIH director Dr. Donald Fredrickson (r) prior to giving the first annual James A. Shannon Lecture on January 13.
Looking on is Shannon's son Anthony.

So stated Nobel laureate Dr. Joseph Goldstein, a former clinical associate at NHLBI who gave the first James A. Shannon Lecture on Jan. 13 before a packed house at Masur Auditorium. Goldstein -- now a professor and department chair at the medical school (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) from which he earned his M.D. -- erected his argument that "there has never been a better time for M.D.s to do clinical research" upon the formidable foundation of Shannon's career; the former NIH director (1955-1968) is credited with shaping much of the modern NIH and was himself an ardent clinician as well as bench scientist.
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