T H E   N I H    C A T A L Y S T     M A Y  –  J U N E   2004

Quotations Selected For CRC Science Court

1. Research is "to see what everyone has seen, and think what no one has thought." —Albert Szent-Gyorgi

2. There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. —Hippocrates

3. … we are too ignorant safely to pronounce anything impossible … it has often proved true that the dream of yesterday is the hope of today, and the reality of tomorrow.—Robert Goddard

4. Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technological endeavors … in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to Mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. —Albert Einstein

5. You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"—George Bernard Shaw

6. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.—Richard Feynman

7. ... for in the sciences the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man.—Galileo Galilei

8. Science and art belong to the whole world, and the barriers of nationality vanish before them.—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

9. To wrest from nature the secrets which have perplexed philosophers in all ages, to track to their sources the causes of disease, to correlate the vast stores of knowledge, that they may be quickly available for the prevention and cure of disease — these are our ambitions.—Sir William Osler

10. Liberty … is the great parent of science and of virtue; and that a nation will be great in both, always in proportion as it is free.—Thomas Jefferson,

11. One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. —Marie Curie

12. … investigators … should not trust … authors who by employing only their imagination have wished to make themselves interpreters between nature and man, but only of those who have exercised their intellects … with the results of their experiments. —Leonardo DaVinci

13. In science as in other human activities, the speed of progress is less important than its direction.—Rene Dubos

Additional Quotations for Consideration

14. Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
—George Washington Carver

15. Where there is no vision, there is no hope.—George Washington Carver

16. You will often reach patients and cure them by scientific use of your humanity. —Clara Marshall

17. We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.—Maria Mitchell


Substantial completion: August 25, 2004

Office/lab moves begin: September 2004

Ribbon cutting (proposed): September 22, 2004

Patient move date: December 4, 2004


Testing: April through July 2004

Training: June and July 2004

Go Live: July 31, 2004 (Medical Information System (MIS) is shut down just before midnight Friday July 30, 2004; CRIS is turned on after midnight the morning of Saturday, July 31, 2004; see The NIH Catalyst, November-December 2002, "From MIS to CRIS")

ProtoType/CRIS-AE: Beta testing spring and early summer 2004 (protocol writing and adverse-event reporting system; see The NIH Catalyst, November-December 2003, "ProtoType: According to Protocol")


Design begins: May 2000

Groundbreaking: October 2002

Construction starts: March 2003

Construction 70 percent complete: March 2004 (see below)

Family Lodge opens: November 2004


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