NIH Director James Wyngaarden told a March 3 HHS House appropriations hearing that the Merck Foundation will be funding the construction of a residential building for the families of children being treated for cancer at NIH. The building will be located adjacent to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The size and cost of the building were not disclosed at the hearing.
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