Discussion Points for NIH Technology Transfer Advisory Committee
Among the many issues that Varmus coped with in his first years as NIH Director was the work of the Technology Transfer Advisory
Committee. NIH had been recently named as lead agency for implementing the Federal Technology Transfer Act in the Public Health
Service, and yet there was no formal written policy for this. The TTAC, as outlined in this statement, would formulate NIH
policies and also advise Public Health Service personnel and the public on how those policies work.
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National Institutes of Health. Office of the Director
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Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999