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Varmus Puts His Stamp on NIH

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Science  24 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5240, pp. 1288-1290
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5240.1288


After 2 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Harold Varmus has pulled off a quiet revolution. He has improved morale, stemmed the hemorrhage of top talent to universities and industry, made several key scientific appointments, and stepped up reviews of intramural science. He will soon face a tough test as the budget squeeze tightens.