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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Elisabeth Burton, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner
December 04, 2012

About 4 years ago, my good friend tried to die by suicide; the reason behind it? She felt like she didn’t match up to the women you see in magazines; she felt like she wasn’t beautiful or skinny enough. Read More »

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A teenage girl.

Life as an Intern at NIDA's Public Information and Liaison Branch

Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow
November 15, 2012

My name is Zofia, and I’m going to tell you a little bit about my experience interning with NIDA this past summer. I worked at NIDA last summer also, but in a different office. Read More »

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Yamini Naidu

A Taste of Research Sparks Lifelong Career Visions

Yamini Naidu, NIDA Intramural Research Lab Intern
November 06, 2012

Hello, you last heard from me when I won one of NIDA’s Science of Addiction Awards at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. Read More »

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Michael Guo

Science in an Office Environment: My Summer at NIDA

Michael Guo, NIDA Summer 2012 Intern
October 18, 2012

My name is Michael and I was an intern at NIDA during the summer of 2012. Normally, people picture scientists in laboratories when they think about the National Institutes of Health, but my time with NIDA has shown me that a lot of important scientific work is done in the office setting. Read More »

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Blake Minnerly

Transforming Tragedy Into Hope

Blake Minnerly, Teacher at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School
October 02, 2012

One of the things I love most about music is its ability to transform tragedy into hope, as anyone who has listened obsessively to a "breakup song" knows. But, as artists like Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Joan Baez, and countless others have shown, songs can do more than comfort. Read More »

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