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NIH’s security firm settles job bias claim for $1.6M

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission headquarters and Washington Field Office. (Wikimedia Commons / AgnosticPreachersKid / “Woodward_and_Lothrop_Service_Warehouse” / CC BY-SA 3.0

The National Institutes of Health’s security firm has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a federal agency’s claim that it systematically harassed, discriminated and retaliated against employees born in Africa. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged MVM Inc. ...

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NIH security force faced national-origin bias, EEOC claims

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The National Institutes of Health’s security firm systematically harassed and discriminated against employees born in Africa, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. Since 2013, MVM Inc. has subjected ...

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American who contracted Ebola arrives at NIH

This illustration depicts the Ebola virus and proteins on its surface that may provide targets for new drugs that could help treat or prevent Ebola infections. (Photo courtesy of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine)

BETHESDA — An American healthcare worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit arrived safely at the National Institutes of Health’s hospital in Maryland, officials announced early Friday. The patient’s condition was still being evaluated after ...

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NIH sends Ebola-exposed doctor home

(AP) An American doctor exposed to the Ebola virus after a needle stick in Sierra Leone has been released from isolation and sent home. The doctor had been kept in isolation at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda since ...

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NIH picks PharmAthene for vaccine

PharmAthene Inc., an Annapolis-based biodefense company, has been awarded a federal contract to develop an anthrax vaccine, worth a possible $28.1 million, the company announced this week. The contract came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part ...

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