August 24, 1999
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FOIA: Delicate Dance of Public Disclosure and Privacy
By Carla Garnett
Try talking about the Freedom of Information Act with your
coworker and you can probably expect stifled yawns and
glazed-over eyes. But strike up a conversation about it with NIH
FOI Officer Susan Cornell and the reaction will be vastly different.
On the job a little more than a year now, Cornell so warms to her
work that even to an untutored outsider the legalities and intricacies
of it become fascinating.
NIDA at 25: Looking Back and Ahead
By David Anderson
The National Institute on Drug Abuse was created by an act of
Congress on May 14, 1974, in part as a response to burgeoning drug
use among the nation's youth. NIDA's mandate is to conduct and
facilitate research leading to effective drug abuse prevention and
drug addiction treatment, and to educate the public about drug abuse
and its consequences. Today, NIDA funds more than 85 percent of
the world's research on drug abuse and drug addiction.