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Zerhouni Confirmed as NIH Director

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Science  10 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5570, pp. 997-999
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5570.997b

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Elias Zerhouni's nomination to head the National Institutes of Health sailed through the Senate last week. Two days after a gentle hearing that only briefly touched on tough topics such as stem cell research, legislators confirmed Zerhouni's appointment on a voice vote.