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CALL FOR CATALYTIC REACTIONS
In this issue, we are asking for your reactions in four areas: cartoon crisis, government work ethics, scientist-press relations, and hitting home with slides.
1) URGENT: "Joe Postdoc" and his creator, cartoonist Alex Dent, have landed academic positions in the Midwest. The NIH Catalyst is desperately seeking another soul with a cartooning bent. No money, but plenty of fame and glory attend this entertaining gig. Anyone interested in a shot at the job should fax us a sample cartoon (402-4303), including name and phone number.
2) What are your reactions to the clarified rules governing the interactions of intramural scientists with extramural colleagues? Do they seem reasonable and workable? What would you add to the basic ethical points outlined in Michael Gottesman's column?
3) What do you see as basic conflicts between scientists and science journalists? What have been the greatest successes and worst disasters in press coverage of NIH-supported science?
4) What additional tips or warnings would you offer to colleagues to improve their slide presentations?
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