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June 25, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 13

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Pilot Program Invites Hispanic Participants

NIH Educates Public
on the Science of Life

Seinfeld's 'George'
Takes on Scleroderma

IntraMall Holds Third Summer Showcase

NCRR Celebrates
40th Anniversary

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

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Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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Cordial Tone Set for New Chair
Zerhouni Welcomed, Kirschstein Lauded at 84th ACD Meeting

By Carla Garnett

Just moments after 8:30 a.m. on June 6 and a scant 2 ½ weeks after his first day on the job, new NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni was formally handed the gavel at the 84th meeting of the advisory committee to the director (ACD), which he now chairs as head of the agency.
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'Biosocial' Approach to Public Health
Farmer Warns of Pathogen: Social Inequalities

By Rich McManus

Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer embodies a number of interesting paradoxes that make him a provocative speaker and a thorn in the conscience of public medicine. Tall, clean-cut and patrician, with a rapid-fire, fact-backed speaking style — "Next slide, please" — that would certainly have served him well had he elected a career on Wall St., he is as at home in an overcrowded Siberian prison or the slums of Haiti or Lima, Peru, as he is in the halls of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he also practices medicine as a Harvard professor. In fact, he says, the people are sometimes friendlier in impoverished rural Haiti than they are in Washington or Geneva, from which he flew in the night before giving a lecture in Masur Auditorium May 24.
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