Alex Dent
T H E   N I H    C A T A L Y S T      J A N U A R Y   -   F E B R U A R Y   2000



An anonymous reader responded to two questions posed in the last issue: 1) What’s the biggest challenge for the next NIH director? and 2) Can you suggest any new rules as a basis for biomedical research for the next 100 years?

1) Living up to the high standard set by Dr. Varmus.

2) Requiring PIs to actually follow the guidelines for authorship set forth in the NIH Fellows handbook. It’s a shame when one postdoc analyzes and writes another postdoc’s paper.



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