TITLE

Varmus relaunches NIH degree proposal

AUTHOR(S)
Wadman, Meredith
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
Nature;6/10/1999, Vol. 399 Issue 6736, p509
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses a proposal for the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) to award degrees and establish a doctoral program in disease-oriented integrative biology. Proposal advocated by NIH director Harold Varmus; Opposition to the idea from an NIH advisory committee; Concerns about a glut of life scientists; Proposal presented by Michael Gottesman; Supporters of the idea.
ACCESSION #
1925475

 

Related Articles

  • A stem-cell go-ahead. Couzin, Jennifer // U.S. News & World Report;02/01/99, Vol. 126 Issue 4, p53 

    Reports that the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved funding for research using human embryonic stem cells. Promise of what can be accomplished through such research; Legal questions about the research; Work of NIH director Harold Varmus; Ruling that stem cells are legal...

  • Varmus strikes `reasonable pricing' clause in CRADAs. Jenks, Susan // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;5/3/95, Vol. 87 Issue 9, p642 

    Reports that National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Harold Varmus, has determined the `reasonable pricing' clause to be unreasonable, and has removed it from Cooperative Research and Development Agreements between federal laboratories and private industry. Belief that the clause would...

  • Varmus nominated to head NIH. Greene, Susan // Nature;8/12/1993, Vol. 364 Issue 6438, p567 

    Reports on the nomination of Harold Varmus of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Varmus' Nobel prize; Tasks as NIH director; Personal comments; Credentials; Lobbying efforts with the government; Positions to be...

  • Varmus reassuring for NIH.  // Nature;8/12/1993, Vol. 364 Issue 6438, p561 

    Opinion. Welcomes the nomination of Harold Varmus as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by U.S. President Bill Clinton. Nomination as a sign that Clinton put science above politics; Choice of candidates under Bush and Reagan administrations; NIH under Bernadine Healy; Varmus'...

  • Varmus deft with Senate on NIH strategy. Culliton, Barbara J. // Nature;11/11/1993, Vol. 366 Issue 6451, p99 

    Reports on the appearance of Harold Varmus, director-designate of the United States National Institutes of Health for confirmation hearings before the Senate. Accomplishments of Varmus cited by members of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources; Question on the treatment of an unusual...

  • Varmus speaks out on need to boost clinical research. Gavaghan, Helen // Nature;11/10/1994, Vol. 372 Issue 6502, p118 

    Reports that Harold Varmus, director of the US National Institutes of Health has asked the American Association of Medical Colleges to suggest an ombudsman to help resolve the crisis confidence in clinical research. Identification of problem areas in clinical research in the United States;...

  • NIH scientists pressed to maintain standards. Macilwain, Colin // Nature;5/12/1994, Vol. 369 Issue 6476, p91 

    Reports on the proposed reforms reported by a panel set up by Congress regarding the maintenance of standards of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH). Proposals under the reform; Plans of NIH director Harold Varmus for using the reforms to impose consistent standards; Reason...

  • Gene therapy group faces uncertain future. Jenks, Susan // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;11/6/96, Vol. 88 Issue 21, p1523 

    Relates the plans of National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus to revise the gene therapy policies of the agency. Protocols for germline corrections for genetic disease; Possible dismantling of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC); Reaction of oppositionists to RAC dismantling.

  • A word to Varmus. Pryor, David; Hatfield, Mark // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug96, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p46 

    Presents a letter from legislators to National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus expressing concerns for the proposed abolition of the Recombitant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC). Calls for reconsideration in disbanding the RAC; Policy issues on the RAC's role in genetics research.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics