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National Institute of General Medical Sciences : Important Events in NIGMS History

July 16, 1958--The Secretary, DHEW, approved establishment of the Division of General Medical Sciences.

October 17, 1962--Congress authorized establishment of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

January 30, 1963--The DHEW Secretary approved establishment of NIGMS.

October 8, 1963--The National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council held its first meeting.

October 13, 1982--NIGMS celebrated its 20th anniversary by establishing the DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Lecture. Dr. David S. Hogness, Stanford University, gave the first lecture.

October 1, 1989--Administration of the Minority Biomedical Research Support Program was transferred to NIGMS from the NIH Division of Research Resources.


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