NIDDK scientist Alan Schechter. who's been at NIH for 50 years, has trained a number of postdocs who have gone on to have successful careers. Here's a few of them and what they had to say about their beloved mentor.
Experts Advise Graduate Students Not to Try to Lead Too Soon
BY LAURA STEPHENSON CARTER
“I never intended to be running an academic hospital and research institute like Sloan Kettering,” said Craig Thompson, who has been the president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York since 2010. Thompson was one of several professionals sharing leadership secrets with NIH graduate students during the Lasker Lessons in Leadership Program.
Intramural research highlights: Promising news for Zika vaccine; genetic mutation leads to loss of motor function; new potential treatment for Gaucher and Parkinson diseases; high concentrations of acetaminophen associated with decreased male fertility; new principle in chemotherapy resistance; new medication shows promise against liver fibrosis; how cell-signaling molecules regulate the mammary genome; and new standardized guidelines for brown-fat research.
George F. Koob, recognized as one of the founders of the field of addiction research, became a Knight of the French Legion of Honor in recognition of his leadership in developing scientific collaborations between France and the United States.
Vounteers needed for special panel on research-misconduct inquiries; sign up for the Clinical Center focus groups; don't miss the NIH Research Festival (Sept 14-16); WALS starts on September 21; History of Medicine Lectures; Minerals in Medicine Exhibition at the Clinical Center; and more.