The NIH Record

January 26, 1999
Vol. LI, No. 2

NAACP Stakes Out Health
Agenda at Students' Seminar
in Natcher

NLM Exhibit Commemorates First Woman Physician

Santas Lavish Gifts
on Pediatric Patients

NIA Employs Community Service to Honor MLK Legacy

Management Intern Program Recruits Leaders

News Briefs





Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

'Next Flight, Please'
Glenn, 'Discovery' Crew Visit NIH, Recount Historic Space Journey

By Carla Garnett

Sen. John Glenn discusses his recent trip in space.

6 a.m. That's how early one of the first families reportedly lined up Jan. 8 in the Clinical Center in anticipation of an 11:15 a.m. visit to NIH by Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) and the rest of the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery Mission STS-95. By 10 o'clock, the still-growing line snaked from the Masur Auditorium entryway, past the main elevators and halfway down a connecting corridor. Hundreds of folks -- including about 70 Clinical Center patients, youngsters from the Children's Inn and their families -- filled Masur (and several overflow rooms) to capacity to hear firsthand tales from the astronauts' nearly 4 million-mile journey into space.

M O R E . . .

'If You Build It...'
South Entry to Clinical Center Debuts

By Rich McManus

The airy and spacious new main entrance to the Clinical Center on the south side of Bldg. 10 was already a success before it officially opened with a ribbon-cutting on the morning of Jan. 11. Embodying the most famous line from the film Field of Dreams -- "If you build it, they will come" -- NIH'ers visiting the hospital on Jan. 10 tried the door, found it open, and immediately adopted it as their own, ceremonies be damned.

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