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Medical Research Scholar Dalal Meets NCI Director Sharpless: NIH Catalyst Article

Posted on May 09, 2019

MRSP Fellow Nicole Dalal with Dr. Ned Sharpless in her room at The Cloister, where Dr. Sharpless stayed when he was a Medical Scholar in the 1990s.

Ernie Branson

By Laura Stephenson Carter, NIH OD

NIH Medical Research Scholar Nicole Dalal knew she was living in a historic building once occupied by nuns. But what she didn’t know was that her residence—Room 212 in the Cloister (Building 60), built in 1923 and taken over by NIH in 1984—had its own special history: Former National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director—now Acting Commissioner of the FDA—Ned Sharpless had lived there in the early 1990s. He was a medical research scholar when the program was run as a partnership between NIH and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Read more of the NIH Catalyst article, "My Room, Your Room, Room 212, The Cloister".

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