The NIH Record

November 17, 1998
Vol. L, No. 23

Prives To Give Pittman Lecture

NIH'er Fifth in World in Finding Way Around

Neurologist Jonathan Cole Lectures on Face

Framingham Heart Study Celebrates 50 Years

OEO Approaches Diversity through Literature

Shuttle System Improvements Planned

Science in the News

News Briefs

New Appointments




Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo

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NIH Record Archives

A Boon to All
NIH Absorbs Biggest Dollar Increase Ever -- $2.03 Billion

By Rich McManus

While there have been larger percentage increases in NIH's budget in decades past -- mostly during the Shannon era in the early sixties, when new institutes began proliferating -- the $2.03 billion addition to the FY 1998 level signed by President Clinton on Oct. 21 is by far the largest dollar increase in agency history. The 14.9 percent bump-up brings the FY 1999 appropriation to $15.652 billion, a figure hailed jubilantly in all corners of the agency.
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NIAID Celebrates 50 Years
of Advancing Knowledge
and Improving Health

This year, NIAID celebrates 50 years of "Advancing Knowledge and Improving Health" with a commemorative scientific symposium on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Natcher Conference Center auditorium. Everyone is invited to hear distinguished investigators from NIH and elsewhere speak about current knowledge and future research goals related to the institute's emphasis areas: allergy, immunology and infectious diseases.  

For 50 years NIAID -supported research has provided insight to people with sensitivities to this troublemaker-- the dust mite --
and many other allergens.

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