The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Postsecondary Education

Postsecondary education



National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Intramural Training and Education (OITE), Bldg. 2, 2 Center Dr., #2E04, MS 0230, Bethesda, MD 20892-0240; (301) 693-1281. Fax, (301) 594-9606. Sharon Milgram, Director, (301) 594-2053.

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Administers programs and initiatives to recruit and develop individuals who participate in research training activities on the NIH’s campuses. Maintains an interactive website for the various research training programs. Supports the training mission of the NIH Intramural Research Program through placement, retention, support, and tracking of trainees at all levels, as well as program delivery and evaluation. Administers the NIH Academy, the Summer Internship Program, the Undergraduate Scholarship Program, the Graduate Partnerships Program, and the Postbac and Technical Intramural Research Training Award programs.

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