June 15, 1999
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
At Town Meeting |
Bldg. 1 Makes Case for
NIH Graduate School
By Rich McManus
It took less than 15 minutes for NIH deputy director for intramural
research Dr. Michael Gottesman and NIH director Dr. Harold
Varmus to explain how the time is right for NIH to launch, perhaps
as soon as a year from now, an NIH Graduate School that takes
advantage of the strengths of the intramural programs, and NIH's
ability to attract patients. It took another hour, however, at a special
Town Meeting held May 24 in a packed Masur Auditorium, for the
audience to digest the proposal, which has some formidable hurdles
to clear, including the advisory committee to the director, the
Department of Health and Human Services, Congress and the
regional accrediting authority.
Discovering a 'Fire in the Belly'
By Carla Garnett
If Polonius had been a woman, and his son Laertes a group of young scientists, then the recent NIH fellows committee workshop on careers would certainly have been a Shakespearean revival of Hamlet. Throughout the afternoon, a careful listener could hear voices of experience delivering the well-tested, sage advice: "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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