THE 12TH JEFFREY M. TRENT LECTURE IN CANCER RESEARCH
“Population and Tumor Heterogeneity in Cancer Genome Science and Precision Oncology”
Wednesday, May 4, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)
The lecture will be given by NHGRI alum John Carpten, who is now chair of the Department of Translational Genomics and director, Institute of Translational Genomics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (Los Angeles). Until recently he was a professor and deputy director of Basic Sciences at Translational Genomics Research Institute (Phoenix, Ariz.). He did his postdoctoral training and became a tenure-track investigator at NHGRI. The lecture is named for Jeffrey Trent, NHGRI’s founding scientific director. Trent will make appearance at the lecture. Sign-language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Nora Miralieva (email@example.com or 301-443-4404).
ETHICAL WRITING: ISSUES IN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION
Wednesday, May 4, Noon–1:00 p.m.
NIH Library Training Room (Building 10)
Free and open to NIHers
Register at: http://nihlibrary.beta.libcal.com/event/2541145
This overview class will introduce NIH authors to the major issues surrounding the topic of publication ethics. A foundation of best practices for professional writing will help authors identify and avoid career-damaging mistakes. By the end of the class, participants will be able to identify and understand key science-writing ethical issues; have learned how to properly cite another author’s work; recognize when copyright permission is necessary; and be aware of ethical writing resources and organizations. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the NIH Library Information Desk at 301-496-1080 or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339) by April 27.
ANITA ROBERTS LECTURE
“Functional Architecture of Face Processing in the Primate Brain”
Tuesday May 10, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Wilson Hall (Building 1)
The presentation will be by NIMH senior investigator Leslie Ungerleider, member of the Laboratory on Brain and Cognition and chief of the Section on Neurocircuitry. She examines the neural mechanisms for the processing of facial identity and facial expression in the brains of human and nonhuman primates. She has more than 40 years of research experience in the field of cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on visual perception and attention. She is an NIH Distinguished Investigator and member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Medicine. The Anita Roberts Lecture series highlights outstanding research achievements of women scientists in NIH’s Intramural Research Program at NIH. To arrange for sign-language interpretation, contact Margaret McBurney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-496-1921.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK: INAUGURAL VIVIAN W. PINN SEMINAR
Tuesday, May 10, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Cloisters Hall (Building 60)
Free; open to the public; registration not required
The seminar—which honors Vivian W. Pinn, the first and former director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health—will feature a keynote address from NCI senior clinical investigator Lauren V. Wood (http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/about/news/mfp/mfp00/bio00/wood.html). For more information, visit http://nih.gov/women.
APPLICATIONS, JSPS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: Friday, May 27, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
For information and application forms: http://jspsusa.org/wp/fellowship/kaitoku-nih
NIH and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are accepting applications for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships at NIH for 2017. This partnership-based program is primarily funded by the JSPS Foundation, with NIH institutes and centers providing co-funding. The NIH-JSPS Intramural Fellowship, which is awarded to about 15 postdocs annually, provides a two-year stipend to Japanese postdocs to work in NIH intramural labs. Applicants must meet all the following requirements: be a Japanese citizen or permanent resident of Japan; have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent within the previous five years as of April 1, 2016; and currently be or have commitment to be funded by NIH to conduct research at NIH within a year of application; be authorized to work in the United States; and have no other employment commitments, including part-time work. All documents must be scanned and emailed to email@example.com, and the original application package must be delivered to FIC (NIH Main Campus, Building 31, Floor/Room B2/C39) no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 27, 2016. For more information, contact Tina Chung (301-496-1653 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
POINT-OF-CARE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH NETWORK SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM
“Co-inventing the Future through Collaboration”
Thursday, June 9, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
For information: https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/meetings-events/point-care-technology-research-network-science-symposium-2016
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/point-of-care-technology-research-network-science-symposium-2016-tickets-21679746706
This NIBIB-sponsored symposium will focus on point-of-care technologies and their clinical translation to address challenges in quality health care. NIBIB created POCTRN in 2007 to drive the development of appropriate point-of-care diagnostic technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical needs (https://www.nibib.nih.gov/research-funding/point-care-technologies-research-network). The event will include posters, presentations by guest speakers and POCTRN centers’ scientists, and 30 electronic poster presentations and demonstrations. The keynote speaker is Stefanie Akselrod, who will deliver the talk “Bringing a POC Test to the U.S. Market—FDA Perspective.”
ANNUAL NIH AND FDA GLYCOSCIENCE RESEARCH DAY
Wednesday, June 29, 8:50 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
Poster abstract deadline: May 25
To register and for more information: https://meetings.nigms.nih.gov/Home/General/20504
This event will explore a broad range of aspects of the glycosciences; promote communication and interaction among intramural laboratories, as well as with researchers from local universities; and facilitate collaboration. There will be morning and afternoon platform sessions; poster sessions; and an FAES-sponsored mentoring and networking luncheon that will afford students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to speak one-on-one with invited speakers, researchers from the NIH and FDA intramural laboratories, and NIH extramural program directors who handle glycosciences-related grant portfolios. For more information, contact Donna Krasnewich (email@example.com or 301-594-0943) or Pamela Marino (firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-594-3827).
NIH GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR
Thursday, July 14, 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Exhibits will be open from 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
Registration and list of institutions attending: https://www.training.nih.gov/gp_fair
NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and postbacs, as well as other college students in the Washington, D.C., area, can prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to graduate and professional degrees. Representatives—of graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedical programs—from more than 150 outstanding U.S. colleges and universities will be at the fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees. The day will also include workshops on getting to graduate and professional school, M.D.-Ph.D. programs, interviewing, careers in public health, computational biology/bioinformatics, psychology, and dentistry.
MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCE IN CLINICAL RESEARCH
Classes begin on August 29, 2016
Application deadline: May 15, 2016
Website for online application, course descriptions, and class schedules: https://medschool.duke.edu/education/degree-programs-and-admissions/clinical-research-training-program
Consider earning a Master of Health Science degree in clinical research by applying to the NIH-Duke Training Program. You will earn a master’s degree from Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, N.C.) while attending classes on the NIH campus. The tuition-based program is designed primarily for clinical fellows, physicians, and dentists already in staff positions as well as for other health professionals who desire formal training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. Courses are offered at the NIH Clinical Center in a dedicated FAES classroom via long-distance, videoconference technology. The program is designed for part-time study, allowing the master’s candidate to integrate the program's academic training with his or her clinical training, clinical duties, and research. Prospective participants should consult with their program directors and division chiefs about potential funding sources and support for their matriculation into the program. An advanced degree in a clinical health science and a strong academic and professional background are prerequisites for admission as a degree candidate. The program is open to all qualified NIH employees. For questions, contact Nicole Garner (Nicole.Garner@nih.gov) or Gail Ladd (email@example.com). Enrollment in this program is limited to 30 individuals at the NIH.
NIEHS IS SEEKING A DEPUTY SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is seeking an accomplished scientist to serve as the Deputy Scientific Director of the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research (DIR) (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/dir/). Responsibilities include strategic planning and management, faculty evaluation, oversight of scientific peer review of intramural scientists, training within the DIR, development of and recommendation on research policies, priorities, and procedures within the DIR, coordination of DIR research with activities funded by non-NIEHS entities, and communication with fellow NIH Institutes and other organizations.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), and a record of scientific accomplishment consistent with tenure at the NIH, including maintenance of an independent research program. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference in PDF format sent directly to Katherine Fine at firstname.lastname@example.org citing Vacancy Announcement AC1270. Please instruct referees to include your name and the vacancy number in the subject line of the letter. NIEHS will begin evaluating complete applications on June 17, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. Read the entire announcement at (https://irp.nih.govcareers/faculty-level-scientific-careers/deputy-scientific-director-niehs).
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