Wednesday, July 17, 2013
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Exhibits: 10:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and postbacs, as well as other college students in the D.C. area, are invited to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to graduate and professional degrees. More than 100 outstanding colleges and universities from across the United States will be sending representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs to the fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees. The day will also include workshops on getting into graduate and professional school; M.D.-Ph.D. programs; interviewing; and careers in public health, psychology, and dentistry. For a list of participating institutions and registration information go to


Thursday, August 8, 2013
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

Summer interns can share their NIH research and develop their communication and networking skills at Summer Poster Day. Any summer intern (high school, college, medical or dental, or graduate) working in an NIH intramural research group this summer may present. Investigators, staff scientists, and scientific administrators can make particularly important contributions to Summer Poster Day by visiting posters and engaging their authors in discussion. For more information, visit


Most Wednesdays, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

The 2013–2014 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) starts on a Monday (September 9) with Cori Bargmann from The Rockefeller University (New York), who will talk about brain mapping. Then the Wednesday schedule resumes on Wednesday, September 11: Jeffrey Esko from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine (La Jolla, Calif.), will present “Proteoglycans: Arbiters of Lipoprotein Metabolism.” The 2013–2014 schedule is coming together and, when completed, will be posted at


Tuesday, September 17, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater  (Building 10)

Wei Yang, section chief of NIDDK’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, will give the fall seminar honoring the memory of Anita B. Roberts. Her talk, “Seeing is Believing: Functional Biology at Atomic Resolution,” is sponsored by the NIH Women Scientist Advisors Committee and the Office of Research on Women’s Health. This seminar series highlights outstanding research achievements of women scientists in the Intramural Research Program at the NIH. The series is dedicated to the memory of Anita B. Roberts, former chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis, honoring her role as an exceptional mentor and scientist. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Margaret McBurney at (301) 496-1921 and/or Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339, 5 days before the lecture.


September 19–20, 2013
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Masur and Lipsett Auditoriums (Building 10)

NCI’s Center for Cancer Research is hosting this two-day national symposium, which features recent advances in the field. It promises to be an exciting forum for discussion and debate on the current understanding of cancer and inflammation. Session topics include inflammation and microbiota; cancer, microbiota, and metabolism; miRNAs, cancer, and inflammation; and cancer, inflammation, and immunity. Registration is free, but seating is limited so be sure to register early. To register go to


September 25–26, 2013
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

NHLBI’s fifth Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine will bring together experts in basic stem-cell biology and experts in clinical cardiovascular medicine to discuss the emerging basic science, preclinical animal models, and potential clinical applications. Topics will include general and cardiovascular stem cells, clinical applications, tissue engineering, developmental biology, and large-scale proteomics and metabolomics as a tool to identify new clinical deliverables. There will also be a poster session. For more information and to register (registration is free, but required), go to


October 7–11, 2013
FAES Academic Center and Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

The theme for this year’s festival, which highlights recent significant biomedical advances, is “Sixty Years Later: The Double Helix in the Clinical Center.” For more information visit, or contact Jacqueline Roberts at 301-594-6747 or


October 6–8, 2013
FAES Academic Center (Building 10)
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

This annual two-day event will introduce 90 advanced graduate students in the sciences to the NIH Intramural Research Program. These future leaders of the biomedical research community will share their own cutting-edge research and learn about scientific advances being made at NIH. NIH investigators will have the opportunity to recruit conference participants as postdoctoral fellows. Conference attendees are selected competitively from a pool of more than 500 applicants. In the past, attendees have been racially and ethnically diverse, represented most states, and come from a variety of prestigious institutions of higher education. The NGSRC agenda includes career and professional development workshops, a panel of former NIH trainees discussing their career trajectories, and poster sessions. NIH investigators and current postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to visit the posters to discuss potential collaborations and new research directions and learn first-hand about novel techniques and approaches that could enhance their investigations. For more information visit