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Vol. LVIII, No. 12
June 16, 2006
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'Most Powerful in Washington'
Magazine Honors Four Directors

Four institute directors were among a list of 100 women named "most powerful in Washington" by Washingtonian magazine in its June issue: Dr. Patricia Grady of NINR; Dr. Story Landis of NINDS; Dr. Elizabeth Nabel of NHLBI; and Dr. Nora Volkow of NIDA. They joined a list that includes First Lady Laura Bush, Second Lady Lynne Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

Among a list of 100 women named “most powerful in Washington” by Washingtonian magazine were four IC directors shown here (clockwise from top left): Dr. Patricia Grady of NINR; Dr. Story Landis of NINDS; Dr. Elizabeth Nabel of NHLBI; and Dr. Nora Volkow of NIDA.

The article begins by reminding readers that "Washington is home to some of the world's most formidable and talented women: senators, leading lights in business, medicine, the arts, the law. But their accomplishments haven't translated to progress for women across the board. Here are the area's 100 most powerful women; they defy the common wisdom about what it takes to succeed."

All of the NIH institute directors expressed how privileged they felt at being included on the list and all welcomed the opportunity to take advantage of the recognition to shed light on NIH's mission.

The four joined the other honorees along with Washingtonian magazine staff and guests for a reception in Washington, D.C., on May 24.

Washingtonian, which reports a paid circulation of over 161,000, enjoys an influential readership that includes many national and local leaders in health, science, government and industry.

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