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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) campuses host a variety of events that inform, challenge, and unite the biomedical research community. IRP investigators lead or participate in many of these events, and they regularly present their work at scientific conferences at the NIH and around the world. We invite you to learn about (and possibly join us in) some of our upcoming events:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (reception to follow)

Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center (Bldg 10)

Eric Schadt, Ph.D., Director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, will present The Annual Florence Mahoney Lecture, “A multiscale biology approach for dissecting the complex processes underlying aging and aging related phenotypes" next in the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS).

about the speaker:  Schadt is an expert on the generation and integration of very large-scale sequence variation, molecular profiling and clinical data in disease populations for constructing molecular networks that define disease states and link molecular biology to physiology. He is known for calling for a shift in molecular biology toward a network-oriented view of living systems to complement the reductionist, single-gene approaches that currently dominate biology in order to more accurately model the complexity of biological systems. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals, and contributed to a number of discoveries relating to the genetic basis of common human diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Come join your colleagues, DDIR Michael Gottesman and NIH Director Francis Collins at these top-notch lectures, even if you think they are outside of your area of interest. The next next WALS is October 8: the Annual George Khoury Lecture by Paul Bieniasz of The Rockefeller University. The 2014–2015 WALS schedule is posted at

Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Clinical Center (Bldg 10)

You are invited to the STARS IN NUTRITION AND CANCER Lecture, "Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition and Growth Drive Breast Cancer Risk: Untapped Opportunities for Prevention" by Graham Colditz, M.D., Dr.PH., and sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Colditz is the Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery & Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and the Associate Director of Prevention & Control at the Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University.

Lecture objectives are to: 1) to identify childhood growth as predictors of lifelong risk; 2) to identify components of a pre-menarcheal diet that modifies breast cancer risk; 3) to identify gaps in understanding nutrition before first pregnancy and breast cancer risk; and 4) to understand breast cancer risk accumulation in the context of breast development and maturation.

Registration NOT required, open to the public. For more information, go to . Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Elaine Trujillo at 240-276-7116 and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Lecture will NOT be videocast live; it will be available as videocast in past events.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014

Masur and Lipsett Auditoriums, NIH Clinical Center (Bldg 10)

This two-day national symposium addresses recent advances in the field and should be an exciting forum for discussion and debate on the current understanding of the immunotherapy of cancer.

Sessions will include:

  • Adoptive Cell Therapies
  • Genetic Engineering of the Immune System
  • Checkpoint Modulators
  • Other Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

Registration is now open and abstracts are being accepted for the poster session. Deadline for abstract submission is August 15, 2014. Registration is free, but seating is limited, so be sure to register early.

For conference related questions, please contact Heather Leonard.