The NIH Record

July 27, 1999
Vol. LI, No. 15

ECD Web Site Brings
Visibility to Disability

Better Health for Sufferers
of Genetic Anemias May Be
as Near as the Kitchen

Computer Classes
on Campus this Summer

News Briefs



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

The Louis Stokes Laboratories Bldg. Gains a Floor, Nears Halfway Point

Photos by Ernie Branson
Rooftop steel framing for Bldg. 50's penthouse mechanical space crowns the 6-story structure, now halfway complete.

As it approaches the halfway point in its 3-year construction period, the Louis Stokes Laboratories (Bldg. 50)— which was originally planned to be 5 stories — recently added a floor that will provide 42 more laboratory modules and 27,000 net square feet of usable space. To accommodate the additional floor, the original fourth and fifth floors were moved up one level and a new fourth floor was inserted, which added only 3 months to the project. Completion date is now set for October 2000, with full occupancy by early 2001.
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NIA Symposium Focuses
on Alzheimer's Disease

By Stephanie Clipper

"Neuroscience: The Splice, the Mice, the Neuron, and the Nun" was the title of the National Institute on Aging's Florence Mahoney 100th Birthday Lecture Series, which took place recently in Masur Auditorium. The lecture brought together four cutting-edge investigators in the field of aging research to honor Mrs. Florence Stephenson Mahoney, a founding member of the National Advisory Council on Aging, who was instrumental in establishing NIA and several other institutes at NIH. (The event is available for viewing on the NIH videocast Web site at and can be found in the "Special Lectures" section under "Past Events.")
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