T H E   N I H    C A T A L Y S T      M A Y  –  J U N E   2000


In this issue, we are asking for your reactions in four areas: the pursuit of business versus the pursuit of answers in scientific research, e-publishing, retirement, and Interest Group updates.

Send your responses on these topics or your comments on other intramural research concerns to us via e-mail:
; fax:402-4303; or mail: Building 2, Room 2W23.


In Future Issues...

July Update: Interest Groups

Leave It and Love It: Retirement

Ombuds Business

1.In two articles in this issue ("Clone Rangers" and "The Spirit"), scientists lament a growing emphasis on practical and profitable applications of biomedical research, with concomitant neglect of basic questions. Do you agree with this portrayal? How would you revise it?


2.What critiques would you offer on the e-publishing guidelines? Would you encourage a colleague to publish in a non-peer-reviewed e-journal? Why or why not?


3.The NIH Catalyst is planning a special issue on retirement and how retired scientists conduct their lives after they leave the campus. Do you have any anecdotes or plans of your own?


4.This is not so much a question as a request to Interest Group contacts. Each July, the Catalyst runs an updated Interest Group Directory. Everyone who was listed as a first contact for any of the 86 Interest Groups included in the July-August 1999 issue will soon receive a copy of last year's listing to verify or change, as needed. If your group is not on the list, send the Catalyst its name and web address; regular meeting time and place; and the name, phone number, and e-mail of the contact person. Changes and new information must be received by June 24th to be included in the July-August 2000 issue.



The NIH Catalyst is published bimonthly for and by the intramural scientists at NIH. Address correspondence to Building 2, Room 2W23, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892. Ph: (301) 402-1449; fax: (301) 402-4303; e-mail: <catalyst@nih.gov>.

Michael Gottesman
Deputy Director for Intramural Research, OD

John I. Gallin
Director, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, and Associate Director for Clinical Research

Lance Liotta
Chief, Laboratory of Pathology, NCI


Celia Hooper

Fran Pollner

Shauna Roberts

Cynthia Delgado

Katie Farr



Jorge Carrasquillo, CC
David Davies, NIDDK
Dale Graham, CIT
Hynda Kleinman, NIDCR
Elise Kohn, NCI
Susan Leitman, CC
Bernard Moss, NIAID
Michael Rogawski, NINDS
Joan Schwartz, NINDS
Gisela Storz, NICHD


Return to Table of Contents