April 21, 1998
Astronaut Baker's Talk Inspires NIH Audience
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
Who Has Clout in Budget Bouts?|
Advocacy Groups Learn How
To Waltz with NIH
By Rich McManus
Some of the biggest, savviest players in the game of winning more funding for
health research visited the Natcher Bldg. recently for a STEP module on
"Advocacy Groups: Partners in Research." No one made a bigger splash than
closing speaker Sam Donaldson, the ABC-TV White House correspondent who
dropped in late in the day to embody a megawatt sermon on grabbing attention for
your cause by being wildly entertaining (a notion seconded by an ACT UP
founder on the program who boasted "I helped take over this campus once.").
Money may make Capitol Hill go 'round, suggested a chorus of speakers, but it
tends to dog the trail of tears and laughter.
By Stephanie E. Clipper
NIDR director Dr. Harold Slavkin chairs a panel on systems and imaging.
"It has no future but itself," wrote the poet Emily Dickinson about pain.
Fortunately, the future is much brighter following a recent symposium called, "New
Directions in Pain Research," held at the Natcher Conference Center.