Breast Cancer Is Topic at Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series
February 3, 2012
Lower Level Auditorium
Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.
Stanley Lipkowitz, M.D., Ph.D., senior investigator in NCI’s Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, will talk about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. He will introduce the genomic characterization of breast cancer used in the clinic to define breast cancer subtypes as well as to stratify risk and determine treatment. Dr. Lipkowitz will also discuss how genomics is likely to affect the future management of breast cancer. All are welcome to attend. Parking is free, and refreshments will be served before the lectures. Advanced registration is not required; those requesting continuing medical education credits can sign in on site. For more information on this lecture and the ones scheduled for March 2, April 13, May 4, and June 1, visit http://www.genome.gov/27546022, or contact Susan Laine at Suburban Hospital (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alice Bailey at NHGRI (email@example.com).
Public Health Education, Certificate Available at FAES
WALK-IN REGISTRATION: January 9–18, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
(evening, January 17, 5:00–7:00 p.m.)
Building 60, Suite 230
Looking for a way to enhance your public health horizons without leaving campus? The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) Graduate School at NIH is offering graduate-level evening courses in public health as well as a certificate of public health. To qualify for the certificate, students must complete 21 credit hours: one year of statistics (six credits); four three-credit courses (one in each of the disciplines of epidemiology, health policy and management, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health sciences); and a three-credit independent project. The courses are available to anyone with a bachelor’s degree and are open to all students whether or not they are pursuing formal certification. FAES also offers opportunities for intramural scientists to teach. Information about the Spring Semester classes, which begin the week of January 23, 2012, can be found at http://www.faes.org; public health courses are listed at http://faes.org/download_catalog (“Spring 2012 Supplement”). Information about these courses can also be found in the “2011–2012 Catalog” (pages 51–55 of the online PDF catalog and 41–45 of the printed catalog). For more assistance, contact Stephen E. Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIH Management Intern Program
RECRUITING: February 24–March 19, 2012
The NIH Training Center is pleased to announce the new recruitment season for Management Interns (MIs). The MI Program is a highly competitive, two-year administrative-management career-development program for current NIH employees. MIs come from a variety of job backgrounds including both scientific and administrative. Upon completion of the program, MIs transition into an administrative-management career in one of many areas throughout the NIH enterprise. Current GS-7 through GS-12 NIH employees are invited to apply. For program FAQs and details about eligibility, visit http://www.jobs.nih.gov/intern/mi.html.
Interfacing Glycoscience with Disease and Clinical Practice
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
Advance registration not required
This symposium, hosted by the NCI-funded Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer and Cancer Risk (http://glycomics.cancer.gov), will highlight key developments in glycoscience and provide compelling examples of disease treatment and prevention. Presentations will emphasize the many ways glycans and their binding proteins influence fundamental biological processes and how these discoveries are advancing medicine. Speakers include: John Magnani, Ph.D., Glycomimetics, Inc.; Ira Pastan, M.D., NCI; Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Carole Bewley, Ph.D., NIDDK; Ronald Schnaar, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Robert Haltiwanger, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Richard Cummings, Ph.D., Emory University; Michael Pierce, Ph.D., University of Georgia. The symposium will conclude with a session led by Dr. David Walt of Tufts University, who is the chair of a special panel at the National Research Council. He will answer questions from the audience on the importance and future directions of glycoscience. For more information and an agenda, visit http://glycomics.cancer.gov/meetings-events/20120124. For questions, contact Karl Krueger (301-594-1044 or NCIGlycomicsAlliance@mail.nih.gov). Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Annalisa Gnoleba (301-594-7635 or email@example.com).
Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
February 22–23, 2012
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bethesda, Md.
Registration closes on January 25
Hotel cutoff date is January 31
NCI’s Biospecimen Research Network Symposium will highlight new developments in the field of biospecimen science to address the significant effect of pre-analytical biospecimen variables on cancer research and molecular medicine. For more information and to register, visit http://brnsymposium.com.
Masked Surgeon Still a Mystery
We still have not yet identified the masked surgeon. See https://irp.nih.gov/catalyst/v19i5/laboratory-confessions. We had two close calls but they turned out to be false alarms.
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