Today is Job Fair day for NIH postdoctoral, research, and clinical fellows - part of Research Festival week at the National Institutes of Health. NIH director Elias Zerhouni opened the festivities by addressing about 200 fresh faces in the main auditorium at the Natcher Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda. He offered five rules for building a successful scientific career:

  1. Get a mentor, especially one with a "why not?" philosophy who will let you try new things

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