This letter summarizes the points that Varmus made during an earlier phone conversation with Harkin, including his concerns
regarding the lack of enough properly trained investigators at the Office of Alternative Medicine to expand research in Alternative
Medicine, the need for such research to be carefully overseen by experienced scientist-administrators, and the role that should
be played by other federal agencies--AHCPR, FDA, and the CDC--in evaluating Alternative Medicine. He stressed the advantages
of having OAM projects channeled through existing institutes and centers. Dr. Varmus appended to this letter a copy of a graduation
speech to Stanford Medical School that June.
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1997-10-10 (October 10, 1997)
National Institutes of Health. Office of the Director
United States Senate
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Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999
Stanford Medical School Graduation Speech (June 15, 1997)