NIH Ebola Response

Ebola-Infected Nurse Discharged

A key element in the mission of the Intramural Research Program is to respond to public-health emergencies such as the Ebola epidemic. Beyond having had an Ebola vaccine ready for clinical trial before the onset of the recent West African outbreak, the NIH Clinical Center's Special Clinical Studies Unit has long been prepared to accept Ebola patients. Texas nurse Nina Pham was successfully treated for Ebola at NIH, recovered, and returned home.

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From the Deputy Director for Intramural Research

Eric Betzig's Nobel Prize: A Homegrown Success

The NIH intramural program has placed its mark on another Nobel prize. You likely heard that Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus (Ashburn, Virginia) will share the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.” What you may not know is that Eric’s key experiment came to life right here at the NIH.

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Research Festival: Selected Symposia 2014

Wouldn’t it be great to have X-ray specs (or some other gadget) that would let you look deep into a cell, so you could see each molecule dancing its way through the complexity of the cell membrane or cytoplasm? NIH researchers have come up with something almost as good that allows them to view molecules at super-high magnification. Researchers shared all sorts of secrets during the concurrent symposia. Here's a sampling. 

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Colleagues: Recently Tenured

Meet your recently tenured colleagues: Christopher Baker (NIMH); Amy Klion (NIAID); Yoh-Suke Mukouyama (NHLBI), pictured; Vipul Periwal (NIDDK); and Peter Williamson (NIAID)

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Celebrating the Career and Legacy of William Coleman

Established Research Program in Minority Health

William G. Coleman Jr., a distinguished researcher at NIH for 40 years, died of cancer on August 18, 2014, at age 72. He became the first permanent African-American scientific director in the history of the NIH Intramural Research Program when he was appointed to direct the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities’ intramural research program in January 2011.

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In Her Image

Sandhya Panch Named First Sloand Fellow

Sandya Panch (left)  is the first  fellow in a new three-year program, named for the late Elaine Sloand, that combines comprehensive training in hematology and transfusion medicine. 

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Discover Circulating Now

NLM’s Blog Weaves History with Current Events

Want a glimpse into the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) massive history of medicine collections that encompass millions of items spanning 10 centuries? Sure, you could visit the NLM in person, but there’s another way to explore some of its vast holdings from the comfort of your home or office. Check out the Circulating Now blog, which weaves history with current events.

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From Hela Cells to Nanotechnology

NINR Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Its Summer Genetics Institute

The program begins simply enough—“What Is a Gene?”—but by the end of the intensive month-long training, participants in the National Institute of Nursing Research’s Summer Genetics Institute have covered a genome’s worth of molecular genetics material.

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The Training Page


The NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair

“We care deeply about the next generation of scientists and health-care providers and people working at the interfaces of various disciplines,” said Sharon Milgram, director of NIH’s Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), during her opening remarks at the seventh annual NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair. 

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The SIG Beat


The Scientific Interest Group on Chronobiology and Sleep has been resurrected and will serve as a scientific and technical resource for researchers in the intramural research program.

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From the Annals of NIH History

Waterfall Window

This Art Deco style window, depicting a waterfall, towers above a stairwell leading to what used to be a conference room on the fourth floor in the now-vacant Building 7.

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Events, announcements, awards, NIH Leave Bank, StoryCorps, and more.

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