All of us have been experiencing the isolation, anxiety, and frustrations of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of us this is a stressful period, yet we still must carry on our interactions with our colleagues, now physically separated from us, using communication tools that may be unfamiliar and at times add additional stress. It is especially important that we continue to interact with each other in a civil and respectful manner.
The following is an excerpt from Alice Evans’s memoirs, written in 1963, about her experiences during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Evans, a bacteriologist, was one of the first women scientists at NIH and worked there from 1918 to 1945. Her research led to the recognition of brucellosis as a public-health problem and the acceptance of the need to pasteurize milk.
NEWS FROM AND ABOUT THE SCIENTIFIC INTEREST GROUPS
NEW SIG: COVID-19 Scientific Interest Group
The COVID-19 Scientific Interest Group was created in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This interest group is intended for NIH scientists and HHS colleagues to exchange information concerning research on COVID-19 disease and the virus that causes it—severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Read about NIH scientific advances by intramural scientists: how replenishing neuronal mitochondria may help spinal cord regrow after injury; tooth enamel protein may be therapeutic target for blinding disease; autoimmunity may be on the rise; preventing tumor growth; and more.
The Potential Path from Ph.D. to Medical Science Liaison
BY CRAIG MYRUM (NIA)
Are you as good with people as you are with a pipette? Can you cut down on scientific jargon to effectively communicate science with anyone? What about your leadership and critical-thinking skills? If you envisage a career outside of academia and these qualities seem to describe you, consider transitioning into a role as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL).
News about events, deadlines, lectures including new ITAP intramural funding program for COVID-19 research, OITE online resources for traininees, new COVID-19 lecture series, workshop on “Pregnancy and Maternal Conditions that Increase Risk of Morbidity and Mortality”; new issue of Women’s Health in Focus at NIH; and more.
NIH IRP PUBLICATIONS RECOGNIZED FOR PRESTIGIOUS INTERACTIVE MEDIA AWARDS
Three NIH intramural research program publications were recognized by the Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition that highlight this year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production.