HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
NIH launches online AIDS oral history project

"We received a referral to the NIH, in June of 1981, of a patient D who, as we shall discuss, turned out to be the first patient seen at NIH with AIDS." Dr. Thomas Waldmann

"I made the decision that we would have to switch over to research on this disease [AIDS] because, as every month went by, I became more convinced that we were dealing with something that was going to be a disaster for society." Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

What did researchers think, feel, and do when AIDSeventually traced to a smoldering new virus that would wreak havoc worldwidefirst emerged? To commemorate the twentieth anniversary on June 5th of the first publication about AIDS, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the launch of a new Web site titled "In Their Own Words: NIH Researchers Recall the Early Years of AIDS" (http://aidshistory.nih.gov). The site features compelling stories told in the transcripts of interviews NIH Historian Victoria A. Harden, Ph.D., conducted with physicians, scientists, nurses, and administrators involved in AIDS research at NIH. The voices of some of them can be heard in audio clips featured in brief chapters highlighting their first encounters with AIDS patients, the discovery of HIV, the search for treatments, and other aspects of AIDS research at NIH in the 1980s.

An ongoing project, the site will be updated over time with more oral histories and other archival material. It is a window into the world of biomedical science for the public, and it is expected to be a valuable resource for scholars, students, the media, and policy makers interested in the history of AIDS research.

"As a historian of science and medicine working in an institution leading the world in formulating a response to a new infectious disease," comments Dr. Harden, "I thought it was imperative to document and preserve what was happening here." She began the AIDS history project in 1988, shortly after the NIH es
'"/>

Contact: Laurie K. Doepel
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
3-Jun-2001


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NHGRI launches Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research
2. Joslin Diabetes Center launches research section on developmental and stem cell biology
3. NIH launches first center in Nationwide Chemical Genomics Network
4. Biogeosciences.org launches
5. Clemson launches S.C. DNA Learning Center
6. Dana-Farber launches Center for Applied Cancer Science
7. STN International launches Derwent World Patents Index First View
8. JGI launches community sequencing program
9. Stanford launches public lecture series on genomic medicine
10. Keck Foundation grant launches interdisciplinary brain research at Illinois
11. OXiGENE launches significant expansion of its R&D program in ophthalmology

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/30/2019)... BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 30, 2019 ... ... technology consulting firm focused on increasing the capacity of life science organizations to ... 2019 in San Francisco, CA on October 4th. , What: Just 30 days ...
(Date:9/25/2019)... , ... September 25, 2019 , ... ... pleased to announce it ranked No. 3094 on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 ... reported three-year revenue growth of 120 percent. Based on this growth, the Houston-based ...
(Date:9/24/2019)... SEATTLE (PRWEB) , ... September 24, 2019 , ... ... pharmaceutical companies characterize protein interactions for accelerated drug development, announced today that it ... round was led by OS Fund and also includes AME Cloud Ventures, Boom ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/17/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Tucker, a Labrador retriever, was just a puppy when he ... and lame on his right hip and elbow. At one year of age, Tucker ... case the vet had seen.” He was prescribed pain medications, both oral and injectable, ...
(Date:9/17/2019)... ... September 16, 2019 , ... A new episode of Advancements ... ET. Check local listings for more information on this program. , The show ... company from Singapore dedicated to developing advanced diagnostic technologies for the masses. Viewers ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... 10, 2019 , ... An upcoming episode of Advancements with ... genome sequencing analysis. Check your local listings for more information. , Advancements will ... Consulting and will explore its revolutionary pathogenic DNA analysis technology, which predicts in ...
(Date:9/8/2019)... OTTAWA, Canada (PRWEB) , ... September 05, 2019 ... ... today announced that Blaine Fitzgerald, former Vice President of Finance for Shopify, has ... CFO Russ Jones and healthcare venture capitalist Joel Finlayson as strategic advisors. Additionally, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: