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NIH News

$40M check to pay for transportation improvements

The money will pay for a pedestrian tunnel from the National Institutes of Health metro station to Walter Reed. The two federal facilities face each other across a busy Bethesda road.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 08:46am EDT

NIH's GWAC leader moves to new agencywide job

Mary Armstead has been tapped to be the new acting associate director of the Office of Acquisition and Management for the National Institutes of Health. She is currently the director of NIH's Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 05:58am EDT

NIH doctor's work transforms once-fatal illness

When Princeton University football player Jordan Culbreath was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, there was only one place to go: the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at NIH. The once-fatal illness now carries an 80 percent survival rate, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Neal A. Young.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 09:55am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - Aug. 28

Jamal Mazrui of the FCC previews an event next week to invite app developers to make more disability-accessible products. Procurement lawyer Joe Petrillo breaks down a decision on the 8(a) program that was 17 years in the making.

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 08:41am EDT

Govt. gene sleuths stop superbug that killed 6

Over six frightening months, a deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics spread in the nation's leading research hospital.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 05:17pm EDT

VIDEO: Blind NIH employees form own resource-sharing group

The 3 Blind Mice started with three blind employees at NIH and has now grown to nearly 50. The group aims to increase awareness about blindness and low vision.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:13pm EDT

GAO: Special hiring authority not a free pass

A Government Accountability Office report found the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency need to do a better job managing their employees under Title 42.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:11am EDT

NIH director voices concerns about sequestration

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee on Health shared concern about effects of potential sequestration on the agency, specifically in the area of funding grants.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 08:01pm EDT

NIH's GWAC adjusts to new procurement rules to cut waste, increase competition

The National Institutes of Health has more than a decade of experience under its belt administering a governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC).

Monday - 06/11/2012, 12:07pm EDT
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State, CIA, FBI rank high as ideal employer, college students say

A survey of nearly 60,000 college students found some federal agencies rank high as ideal employers post-graduation.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 09:44am EDT
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NIH makes first set of awards under CIO-SP3 GWAC

The agency picks 10 service disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) for its CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC. NIH will make other small business and full-and-open awards in the coming month.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 03:44pm EDT

White House, agencies commit $200M to solving 'big data' quandary

Federal technology leaders unveiled an initiative to develop better ways of harnessing the rapidly growing volume of increasingly complicated data sets, known as big data. The push is led by a joint solicitation from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to develop the core technologies for reigning in big data. All told, six federal departments and agencies will take part in the program committing more than $200 million in research-and-development investments.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 08:53pm EDT
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Industry group raises money for children's charity

Rob Guerra, a partner in Guerra Kiviat, chairs this year's AFCEA Bethesda's Children's Inn Gala. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the event.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:13pm EST
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New NIH center translates research into real-world use

This month the National Institutes of Health created the new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to bridge the gap between scientific research and usable drugs or medical devices.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 11:07am EST
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Contract will help small businesses reap health IT rewards

Ed Wilgus, senior contracting officer with the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, discusses new health IT contract.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 01:54pm EDT
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OMB opens door to non-federal online credentials

A memo from federal CIO Steven VanRoekel requires agencies to begin accepting usernames and passwords from commercial companies such as Verisign or Google. This is the second time the government has tried to accept commercial credentials. Experts say this time agencies and industry are better prepared to be successful.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 05:47am EDT
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New 'whole-body' scanners aim to better treat TBI, PTSD

Dr. Walter Koroshetz, the deputy director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, joined the Federal Drivewith Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a new technology and treatment method.

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 08:50am EDT
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National Cancer Institute pays small business for breakthrough cancer ideas

Michael Weingarten, the director of the SBIR development center at the National Cancer Institute, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain how the program got started and why it's so important now.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 09:14am EDT
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Chip that mimics human cells could advance next medical breakthrough

The National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain a partnership between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 10:35am EDT
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Sammies winner: The medical detective

When someone gets a serious disease and doctors don't know what it is, they call Dr. William Gahl, one of America's leading medical detectives.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 06:04pm EDT
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