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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
NIH Plan for Research in Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration pdf (169,446 Bytes) ocr (6,316 Bytes)
NIH Plan for Research in Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration
Description:
Actor Christopher Reeve (1952-2004), a quadriplegic following a 1995 riding accident, visited President Clinton in May 1996 to lobby for more spinal cord injury research (and also spoke to Congress); Clinton promised that NIH would put $10 million more into this area, for FY 1996. Thus, Varmus and his staff had to determine where to draw the additional funds from, and how best to apply them. This plan, submitted to HHS Secretary Donna Shalala several months later, described how NIH would carry out Clinton's initiative. Although Varmus visited with Reeve in August-to help him prepare a speech for the Democratic National Convention--and liked him--he was unhappy at having to scramble his allocations around to accommodate the special request.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (169,446 Bytes)
Date:
1996-08-02 (August 2, 1996)
Creator:
Varmus, Harold
National Institutes of Health. Office of the Director
Recipient:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999
Box Number: 7
Folder Number: 15
Unique Identifier:
MVBBYK
Document Type:
Plans (reports)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: NLM Collection
SubSeries: Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
SubSubSeries: Alphabetical Files
Folder: Reeve, Christopher, 1996-1997
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2014-10-27
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