Announcements

2015 FARE AWARDS COMPETITION

Win a $1,000 travel award and enhance your CV
Submit abstract (February 14–March 17) to http://1.usa.gov/1cXAcvQ
[http://www2.training.nih.gov/transfer/fareapp]

The FARE competition provides recognition for outstanding intramural scientific research. FARE 2015 winners will each receive a $1,000 travel award to facilitate the presentation of their exciting, novel research at a scientific meeting. Eligible fellows may submit an abstract of their current research online. Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously on the basis of scientific merit, originality, experimental design, and overall quality and presentation. The top 25 percent of applicants will receive a travel award to be used between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015. (NHLBI fellows do not receive the travel grant, but will still be acknowledged as FARE winners if selected.) Winners will be announced by August 15. For more information on rules and eligibility, go to http://1.usa.gov/1kqhiiT or contact the FARE 2015 committee at FARE@mail.nih.gov.


MARGARET PITTMAN LECTURE WITH ANA MARIA CUERVO

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium, Building 10

Ana Maria Cuervo (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) will deliver the annual NIH Director’s Margaret Pittman Lecture on “Did You Remember to Take Out the Trash? Your Cells Sure Did!” She studies the role of protein degradation in aging and age-related disorders, with an emphasis on neurodegeneration. For information and reasonable accommodation, contact Jacqueline Roberts, 301-594-6747.


CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH COURSE FOR PH.D. STUDENTS

July 7–18, 2014
NIH Main Campus in Bethesda
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014
To apply: http://cc.nih.gov/training/phdcourse

Learn the process of clinical and translational research from concept to implementation during this two-week intensive course. This training is offered by the Clinical Center at no cost. Those selected to participate will be notified in May. For more information, contact the NIH Clinical Center Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education at 301-435-8015 or phdcourse@cc.nih.gov.


PORTER BUILDING DEDICATION AND SYMPOSIUM

March 31–April 1, 2014
March 31: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (dedication 3:00–5:00 p.m.)
April 1: 9:00 a.m.–2:40 p.m.
Building 35
Registration deadline: March 26, 2014
Registration is free: https://meetings.ninds.nih.gov/?ID=7263

All are invited to a scientific symposium celebrating the completion of the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center. The symposium will include five sessions and feature presentations by leading neuroscientists from NIH and across the United States. It will also offer the community a first look at the state-of-the-art building, which was designed specifically to foster collaboration and interaction among the NIH researchers who study the brain. The full agenda is posted at http://1.usa.gov/1cqGXCR. More information about the building is at http://orf.od.nih.gov/Construction/CurrentProjects/Pages/PorterNeuroscience.aspx.


NIH MANAGEMENT INTERN PROGRAM

Unlock a new career path
RECRUITING: April 7–11, 2014

The Management Intern (MIs) Program is a highly competitive, two-year career-development program for current NIH employees. MIs come from a variety of job backgrounds including both scientific and administrative fields. Upon completion of the program, MIs transition into an administrative-management career in one of many areas throughout the NIH enterprise. Eligible employees are invited to apply. For program FAQs, upcoming information sessions, and details about eligibility, visit http://trainingcenter.nih.gov/intern/mi.


NIH-DUKE TRAINING PROGRAM IN CLINICAL RESEARCH

Applications accepted until April 15, 2014

The NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research is designed for physicians and dentists who desire formal training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. Courses are offered at the NIH Clinical Center via videoconference. Academic credit may be applied toward a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine. For applications, contact Dora Abankwah Danso (abankwahd@mail.nih.gov). For other information, go to http://tpcr.mc.duke.edu.


TECHNICAL SALES ASSOCIATION RESEARCH FESTIVAL EXHIBIT TENT SHOW

Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24
Parking Lot 10B
Free, but registration recommended: http://www.gtpmgt.com

Don’t miss this popular vendor tent show, which is usually held during the NIH Research Festival but had to be postponed because of the government shutdown in October. Many leading regional and national biomedical research suppliers will display state-of-the-art equipment supplies and services. It’s recommended that you preregister online to avoid the long on-site registration lines. To view a list of exhibitors, visit http://bit.ly/1htgKrG.


FORUM ON THE MICROBIOME AND AUTOIMMUNITY

April 24, 2014
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Rooms E1/E2.
Registration is free, but required: http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/events/Microbiome/default.asp

This forum will focus on ongoing research into how the microbiome influences the development of autoimmune disease, with particular emphasis on conditions that have less-well-defined relationships with the microbiome. The main goal is to foster discussion and collaboration in the larger field of research into microbiome–autoimmune disease interactions. For a list of confirmed speakers and the agenda, go to http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/events/Microbiome/default.asp. For questions, contact Howard Young at YoungHow@mail.nih.gov.


POSTBACCALAUREATE POSTER DAY 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (Keynote address at noon)
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

Sharon F. Terry, president and chief executive officer of Genetic Alliance, will deliver the keynote address. The keynote will be followed by the presentation of mentoring awards to NIH investigators selected by the postbacs. Postbac Poster Day provides an opportunity for postbacs to share their research and develop their scientific communication and networking skills. Posters will be reviewed by teams of graduate students, postdocs, and staff scientists. The authors of the top 20 percent will receive a letter acknowledging their accomplishments. Investigators, staff scientists, and scientific administrators can make a particularly important contribution to Postbac Poster Day by visiting posters and engaging their authors in discussion. For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1cdqebH.


CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY, FROM PEDIGREES TO POPULATIONS

May 6, 2014
1:00–6:00 p.m.
Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

Registration is free but strongly encouraged: https://www.cmpinc.net/CancerEpiPedigrees-Populations/home.html

All are invited to a scientific symposium to honor the scientific accomplishments of Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D., founding director of NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.  For more information, contact Jennifer Loukissas at loukissj@mail.nih.gov.


SCAVENGER RECEPTOR BIOLOGY AND NOMENCLATURE WORKSHOPS

NIAID recently sponsored a workshop to begin the development of a standard nomenclature for scavenger receptors. A summary of these recommendations will be published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Immunology. NIAID will be hosting follow-up sessions at three national meetings in 2014 to allow the research community to express their opinions on this newly proposed nomenclature for scavenger receptors. The three meetings are:
• Experimental Biology 2014 (April 29, 2014; http://experimentalbiology.org/2014/Home.aspx)
• IMMUNOLOGY 2014 (May 4, 2014; http://www.immunology2014.org/)
• FOCIS 2014 (June 25, 2014; http://www.focisnet.org/focis-2014)
Before the meetings, investigators from the scientific community are invited to provide their comments on the Scavenger Receptor Nomenclature Web site at http://1.usa.gov/1jEedMh.


SEEKING DYNAMIC SPEAKERS

For “Mind the Gap Seminar” Series

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention’s Medicine: Mind the Gap (MtG) seminar series is seeking speakers. MtG is a lecture series that explores issues at the intersection of research, evidence, and clinical practice. Speakers engage the NIH community in thought-provoking discussions to challenge what we think we know and to think critically about our role in today’s research environment. The seminar organizers are seeking suggestions for dynamic speakers that focus on prevention research, methodology, and research gaps. To bring the best and brightest speakers to NIH, the Office of Disease Prevention is interested in speakers who engage audiences with information and presentation style, lead cutting-edge research projects, and appeal to diverse groups of NIH researchers. Each presentation is a 60-minute live Webcast allowing the seminars to be scheduled at each speaker’s convenience. Speakers will present for 30–45 minutes and use the remaining time for questions and answers and discussion. MtG is promoted primarily to NIH staff but is also open to the public. Please submit your nominations by March 21, 2014 to Paris Watson at Paris.Watson@nih.gov. In addition if your office is interested in cosponsoring a lecture let Paris Watson know. These seminars are a great opportunity to collaborate; a monetary contribution is not required to be a cosponsor.