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NIH Graduate Partnerships Equal Two-Times the Science

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

For many young researchers, spring is the time to make a decision of how to continue with their education and perhaps whether partnering with a lab in the NIH IRP for their dissertation research might be the right path for them. What is it like to be a graduate student at two institutions?

Partner and Prosper: Graduate Students Team Up with NIH Investigators

Monday, April 4, 2016


A little-known fact about the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) is that a Ph.D. student can conduct dissertation research at NIH as a formal partnership with his or her graduate institution. So, how does a graduate institutional partnership with the NIH begin?

Happy Pi Day

Monday, March 14, 2016

The irrational number \pi, which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, is truncated or rounded to 3.14. Since today is March 14th, or 3/14, it’s Pi Day. NIH celebrates Pi Day by reflecting on the variety of ways that mathematics and all the quantitative sciences are used in biomedical science.

Presidential NIH Visits: Richard Nixon, 1972

Friday, December 4, 2015

Sometimes you have to go to the president. John S. Millis, chairman of the President's Panel on Heart Disease, and National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) Director Theodore Cooper met on June 27, 1972 with President Richard Nixon to review the Heart Research Agreement between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. Read more...

Presidential NIH Visits: George W. Bush, 2003

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Presidents usually visit for happy occasions, but February 3, 2003, President George W. Bush described Project BioShield, a plan for research and production of drugs to combat bioterrorism.

Presidential NIH Visits: Barack Obama, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Congress holds the purse-strings, but presidents provide initiatives. This month we’ll look at the NIH relationship with past presidents.

Need a Mentor? FELCOM Can Help

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Once you’ve earned that Ph.D. and are entering the first stage of a professional scientific career, the challenges are many—but you are not alone. A key resource available to NIH fellows in establishing their professional relationships is the Mentoring Committee, part of the Fellows Committee (FELCOM).

Collaboration in the NIH Intramural Research Program

Monday, July 27, 2015

When we ran the “I Am Intramural” campaign several years ago we learned that one of the major reasons that scientists are so passionate about what they do here is their ability to collaborate with exceptional researchers. We heard from many that the ability to share ideas and engage experts to brainstorm across disciplines made a difference in their ability to advance their science to the next step.


Patch It Up, Clinical Center Style

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NIH Clinical Center staff wore these colorful patches in the 1970s-80s.


Who's an NIH Engineer to Call?

Friday, July 10, 2015

The engineers of NIH’s Building 7 covered the cinder block wall around the phone in the attic with important phone numbers.