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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:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Natcher Conference Center, Building 45

You are invited to the NIH Community College Day! The National Institutes of Health (NIH) carries out and funds biomedical research in an effort to prevent and cure common and rare diseases.  We also train the next generation of doctors, researchers, and medical support staff who will improve human health in the future, both across the country and around the world. NIH Community College Day 2014 will provide community college students and faculty an opportunity to visit the NIH campus and to learn about careers and training opportunities in biomedical and health care fields. 

Support for Community College Day is generously provided by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, the NIH Office of AIDS Research, and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Natcher Conference Center, Building 45

Through its Vitamin D Initiative, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) leads several efforts to advance scientific understanding of vitamin D and health. ODS is sponsoring a conference and webinar in collaboration with federal cosponsors to provide a forum to identify and discuss issues focused on evidence-based decision making for vitamin D in primary care settings. Also, research gaps and data needs relevant to improving approaches and reducing uncertainties surrounding vitamin D will be highlighted.

All interested persons should attend, especially clinical educators, those who develop clinical recommendations, health care providers, and researchers. All conference participants must register in advance. There is no charge to attend the conference or VideoCast, however, conference attendees are responsible for all their meals, parking, and other travel expenses.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Natcher Conference Center, Balcony A (Building 45)

Alfred Sommer, M.D., Dean Emeritus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and University Distinguished Service Professor of Epidemiology, Ophthalmology and International Health at Johns Hopkins University, has spent a lifetime crossing national boundaries and medical disciplines. He is the next speaker in the Global Health Vision Lecture Series. He will discuss some of his more memorable interactions, and their present day relevance, ranging from the containment of infectious epidemics to the prevention and treatment of blinding diseases.

The Global Health Vision Lecture Series was established by the National Eye Institute Office of International Program Activities in 2012. The office invites leading scientists and clinicians from around the world who have made significant contribution to the field of global health, prevention of blindness and promotion of international research collaboration.