July 14, 1998
Space Shuttle Astronauts To Debrief NIH, July 16
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
Introducing the VRC|
New Building Poised to Join AIDS Fight, Groundbreaking Due Soon
By Rich McManus
Eleven-year NIH veteran Nancy Boyd is the VRC project officer.
Even with all the construction now under way, including a new hospital, lab building,
utility pipe system going in (to be completed in August), and even a new power plant
at the heart of campus, chances are that few NIH'ers will begrudge yet another
major construction project soon to begin on the lawn just east of Bldg. 37. That's
because Bldg. 40, the new 5-story Vaccine Research Center (VRC), will become a
launch pad in the quest to create an AIDS vaccine.
By José Alvarado
Two minutes is all it takes for a house fire to get out of control and kill.
That's what NIH fire prevention authorities want to emphasize to NIH'ers who
may think of a fire in their house as a remote possibility. Simple but vital measures
can prevent tragedies like the one that claimed the lives of two boys in a
Gaithersburg home last month, say fire prevention section (FPS) officials.