The NIH Record

November 3, 1998
Vol. L, No. 22

Budding Young Scientists Aim For the Stars

Symposium Pays 'Glowing' Tribute to Inventor Robert Bowman

Past, Current Directors Speak at NIAID's 50th Anniversary

NIH Funds Support Nobel Laureates

NIH Marks Quality of Work Life Week

Osteoporosis Resource
Center Funded

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Life, Death and Everything in Between
Research Festival 12 a Big Draw

By Rich McManus

It was as if some giant had grabbed the NIH campus by the corner up near the firehouse on Old Georgetown Rd. and tilted it so that everything slid helplessly toward the Natcher Bldg. Oct. 6-9 as the 12th version of Research Festival (originally only a daylong event) drew many hundreds of NIH'ers to a ravishing feast of intramural science. For a 3-day stretch, Natcher and its environs were to science what Bethesda is to restaurants -- a teeming smorgasbord of tasty possibilities.
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President Signs '99 Budget,
Big Increase for NIH

As the Record went to press, President Clinton had just signed an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 1999 that increases NIH's budget by 14.9 percent, or $2.03 billion. The total for NIH is $15.652 billion. A series of 6 continuing resolutions had enabled the agency to remain open during budget negotiations since Oct. 1. A more detailed budget story will appear in the Nov. 17 issue.

SRO for Prions
Nobelist Prusiner Draws Homecoming Crowd

By Rich McManus

Dr Stanley Prusiner

Fifteen minutes before he was to take the podium to deliver NIA's annual Florence Mahoney Lecture on Aging on Oct. 14, neurologist Dr. Stanley Prusiner, last year's winner of the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine, had drawn so large a crowd that people were turned away at the Masur Auditorium door.
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