The NIH Record

September 21, 1999
Vol. LI, No. 19


NIH Gearing Up for
1999 Research Festival

CFC Kickoff Set, Sept. 30

Khoury Lecturer Tjian Unravels Secrets of Gene Expression

NIDA To Mark 25th Anniversary with Day of Activities

NIH Celebrates Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5

New Day Care Center
for NIH Preschool Planned

Day Care Board Seeks Members

Diggs Lecturer Francis
Explores AIDS, Other STDs

STEP Offers
Fall Program of Activities

Free Flu Vaccine
Available to NIH'ers

Depression Screening
for NIH Employees

Science in the News

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Film Festival Sets Attendance,
Earnings Records

By Rich McManus

A family gets into the spirit of NIH's annual Outdoor Film Festival, now in its third year
A family gets into the spirit of NIH's annual Outdoor Film Festival, now in its third year.

It used to be that the organizers of NIH's annual Outdoor Film Festival pretty much knew how much money the 10-day event collected before the projector lamp grew cold on the final night of the series. This year, however, it took a few weeks for sponsors Cable TV Montgomery and R&W to tally up proceeds from a variety of food vendors, cash donations and raffle earnings. But money's not the object in this, the festival's third year, when attendance hit the vicinity of 48,000 people and earnings topped $17,000, up from $10,000 last year.
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New Electronic Resource Announced
NIH To Establish, Maintain
PubMed Central

NIH announced its plan Aug. 30 to establish a repository for electronic distribution of primary research reports in the life sciences. The new NIH-supported site is to be called PubMed Central. It will be integrated with the widely used bibliographic site PubMed (, and is intended to be one of several repositories in an international system first proposed by NIH director Dr. Harold Varmus last May. PubMed Central will begin receiving, storing and distributing content — including peer-reviewed articles, preprints, and other screened reports from existing journals, new journals, and reputable scientific organizations — in January 2000.
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