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NIH extramural center programs : criteria for initiation and evaluation / Committee for Assessment of NIH Centers of Excellence Programs, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Frederick J. Manning, Michael McGeary, Ronald Estabrook, editors.

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1. National Institutes of Health (U.S.) 2. Medicine—Research—Government policy—United States. 3. Medicine—Research—United States—Evaluation. 4. Medicine—Research—United States—Finance. 5. Federal aid to medical research—United States.

[DNLM: 1. Financing, Government—economics—United States. 2. Health Policy—United States. 3. Program Evaluation—United States. 4. Research Support—economics—United States. WA 540 AA1 N691 2004] I. Manning, Frederick J. II. McGeary, Michael G. H. III. Estabrook, Ronald W. IV. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee for Assessment of NIH Centers of Excellence Programs.

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