Ruth L. Kirschstein (1926–2009)

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Science  13 Nov 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5955, pp. 947
DOI: 10.1126/science.1183756

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In a discussion about the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) several years ago, Ruth Kirschstein commented, “I love it.” And it showed. She served with distinction in countless positions and her imprint is evident in virtually all NIH policies and practices. With her passing last month from cancer, the world has lost a creative and dedicated public servant.