NIEHS was affected by the shutdown earlier this year; NCCIH and NIBIB welcomed new directors: Helene Langevin (NCCIH), an expert in integrative health; Bruce J. Tromberg (NIBIB), a biophotonics pioneer.
Read about discoveries made by NIH intramural researchers: how stem-cell therapy prevents blindness; artificial intelligence can accurately identify cervical precancers; tick salivary glands may hold secret for how viruses are transmitted; genetic vulnerability to menthol in cigarettes; and more.
The intensity of day-to-day research can sometimes make career planning a neglected priority. Luckily, the 12th annual NIH Career Symposium, scheduled for May 10 this year, offers trainees an efficient yet extensive way to explore a wide range of career opportunities.
A kousa dogwood tree was planted last year in memory of Sang-A Park, a native of South Korea, who came to NIH in 2016 as a visiting postdoctoral fellow in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s Mucosal Immunology Section. She died in 2018.