Anthony Fauci and Jeffery Taubenberger Launch Demystifying Medicine’s 2021 Season
BY EIMEAR HOLTON, NIAID
The COVID-19 pandemic is not our first rodeo with battling a deadly virus, and it likely won’t be our last. As we continue to process the past year, the juxtaposition of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influenza pandemic of 1918 puts today’s challenges into perspective. Two prominent NIH scientists shared their perspectives (virtually): NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and Jeffery Taubenberger, chief of NIAID’s Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution Section.
Congratulations to the six investigators who recently joined the ranks of the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, NIH’s collaborative effort with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation to nurture the next generation of clinical researchers: Yogen Kanthi (NHLBI), Jacqueline Mays (NIDCR), Ian Myles (NIAID), Stephanie Chung (NIDDK), Derek Narendra (NINDS, pictured), and Alison Boyce (NIDCR).
Trans-NIH Recruitment Attracts a Diversity of Researchers
BY LAURA STEPHENSON CARTER
“Being a scientist at NIH is one of the greatest jobs you can dream of,” said Eric Calvo, a Stadtman Investigator in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and one of 18 investigators in the 2017-2018 class of Stadtman recruits. Meet all 18 of these Stadtmans in this article. (Pictured: Faustine Williams, Ph.D., NIMHD.)
WALS Panel Discussion Highlights Achievements in Genomics
BY NATALIE HAGEN, NCATS
NIH celebrated three special anniversaries at a Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) special event on January 13, 2021: the 25th-year anniversary of the first complete bacterial genome; the 20th anniversary of the publication of the human genome; and the 15th anniversary of the first human metagenome (of microbial communities).