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Nabel to Head NIH Vaccine Research Center

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Science  19 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5409, pp. 1829-1831
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5409.1829b

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After searching for more than a year, the National Institutes of Health has finally found a scientist to head its nascent Vaccine Research Center (VRC): Gary Nabel, a gene therapy expert at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Donna Shalala, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced on 11 March that Nabel has agreed to run the vaguely defined VRC, which will focus initially on searching for an AIDS vaccine and will have a budget of $16.5 million this year.