Sunday, March 6, 2011

NIH revamp rushes ahead

Translational-science centre remains on the fast track, despite concerns about upheaval.

Meredith Wadman 

Stuart Zola’s research centre is slated to become the responsibility of the NIH Emory Univ.
Office of the Director.Emory Univ.

Jeremy Berg was fighting rush-hour traffic on his way home from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, on 8 February when he took an unexpected call. On the line was a senior NIH official who was helping to plan the dismantling of the agency's National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) to make way for a translational-medicine centre strongly backed by Francis Collins, director of the NIH.

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