The NIH Record

April 8, 1997
Vol. XLIX, No. 7

Record Debuts on the Web

Von Boehmer To Give Dyer Lecture

NIH Library Open House, Apr. 17

Mammography Screening Offered at NIH for Employees, Families

OD EEO Advisory Committee Embarks on Another Year

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From 'Whatchamacallit' to Funshine
New Camp Starts for Children
Infected with HIV

By Rich McManus

Unless you just came to NIH a week ago, you probably know at least something about Camp Fantastic. For the uninitiated, it's a week-long slice of August turned into terrific summer camp for children -- many of them Clinical Center patients -- with cancer, and has always been powered by the freehearted and funloving side of the National Cancer Institute -- its Pediatric Branch and associated caregivers. It began 15 years ago at a 4-H campground near Front Royal, Va., and has evolved into a year-round, family-centered program that worries not just about the child with cancer, but also about the healthy sibling who wonders where all of mom and dad's attention went. And much more.
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Microsoft's Myrhvold Gazes
Into Computing's Future

By Rich McManus

Dr. Nathan Myrhvold

The flyer announcing his visit to NIH was, in itself, a stunning document, written, presumably, to induce pangs of inferiority in the largest egos on campus. The next speaker in NHGRI's Human Genome Lecture Series was not simply Bill Gates' right-hand man at Microsoft, the country's leading computer giant and certified shaper of worlds. He was also a colleague of famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking at Cambridge, holder of a herd's worth of sheepskin from such places as Princeton and Berkeley, and dabbler in such pastimes as mountain climbing, formula car racing, photography and French cooking.
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