Community Author: KAREN YOUNG KREEGER, pp.6
Date: May 30,1994
As Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) officials had indicated several months ago, the final list of United States researchers selected as HHMI investigators reflects both an expansion of the institute's cadre of research institutions and its commitment to elevating the role of women and minorities in science.
HHMI, which traditionally appoints fewer than 20 new investigators annually, named 44 of them this year. Scientists both inside and outside HHMI agree that this unusually large expansion portends a major boost for the field of biomedicine.