The NIH Record

October 6, 1998
Vol. L, No. 20

Researchers Urged to Avert Millennial Mayhem

Nobel Laureate Prusiner To Give Mahoney Lecture

Workshops Highlight Deaf Awareness

Stetten Lecturer Sheds Light On Prion Hypothesis

More Hispanic Research Participation Urged

Free Flu Immunizations Available for NIH'ers

1998-1999 NHGRI Human Genome Lecture Series Begins Oct. 15

NIH Library Offers Online Journals

International Team Explores Hypertension

News Briefs



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

4 Days in China
Infection Outbreak Calls Two NIH'ers Overseas

By Carla Garnett

Nurse Consultant Amy Collins confers with health care workers in China.


It started out as an ordinary consultation among colleagues. In early June, two physicians from China attended a conference on current technologies at the Clinical Center's department of transfusion medicine. General transfusion and blood-handling issues were discussed; a few lectures on the state of the science were given. The meeting ended. The Chinese doctors, loaded with conference handouts and other materials, returned home. Business -- or rather, science -- as usual.
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Tufts' Keusch Takes Reins at FIC

Dr. Gerald T. Keusch

Dr. Gerald T. Keusch (pronounced Kersh) has been named new associate director of NIH for international research and director of the Fogarty International Center. He succeeds Dr. Philip Schambra, who is retiring from NIH after more than 30 years, the last 10 as FIC director.
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