Date: December 15, 1986
In August, William F Raub, a 20-year veteran of the National Institutes of Health, was named its deputy director. Raub received an A.B. from Wilkes College in 1961 and his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965. He directed the development of PROPHET—an integrated computer system for studying chemical/biological interrelationships. From 1983-1986, he headed the agency's extramural program, including all research funded by grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. He was also NIH's point man on issues such as research misconduct and the care and use of laboratory animals. He was interviewed November 25 by Tabitha M. Powledge, editor of THE SCIENTIST; this is an edited, shortened transcript of their talk.
Q:You've spent the last several years here at NIH dealing with some of the most important policy issues facing American research. I'd like to begin with one that's...
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