Posted on May 09, 2019
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).