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Mental Health Research: New NIMH Director Offers Institutional Stimulant

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Science  22 Mar 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5256, pp. 1662-1663
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5256.1662


After a 2-year search that went down several blind alleys, a new director of the National Institute of Mental Health was named last week: Steven Hyman, a Harvard psychiatrist and neuropharmacologist. In an exclusive interview with Science, Hyman outlined his goals and challenges as he takes over the reins of the nation's premier, but troubled, mental health research institute.