Announcements

“IS INFLAMMATION A HALLMARK OF AGING?”

Thursday, May 7, 2015; 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group cordially invites you to its spring seminar featuring Luigi Ferrucci, scientific director in the National Institute of Aging. Dr. Ferrucci is a geriatrician and epidemiologist who conducts research on the causal pathways leading to progressive physical and cognitive decline in older persons. He has made major contributions in the design of many epidemiological studies conducted in the United States and Europe. For questions or to request reasonable accommodation, contact Ronald Kohanski at kohanskir@mail.nih.gov or 301-496-6402. The event will be videocast live on the Web and archived at http://videocast.nih.gov.


ANNUAL STRAUS LECTURE

“When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making”
Monday, May 11, 2015; 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

Harvard Medical School professors (and husband-and-wife team) Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband will present a new way to make the best medical decisions and explain how pitfalls in thinking and the way statistics are presented in pharmaceutical advertisements, the news media, and even scientific reports can mislead all of us. The talk will demonstrate the contrast between the role of population guidelines and the care of the individual, and it will also explain the complexities of end-of-life care—all factors that contribute to a person’s “medical mind.” In their talk, Drs. Groopman and Hartzband will weave vivid narratives from real patient experiences with insights from recent cognitive research to demonstrate how to arrive at choices that serve the individual best. For more information, e-mail prachi.patel@patelpa.com or call 301-275-4769. The event will be videocast live on the Web and archived at http://videocast.nih.gov.


MEDICAL RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Scientific Presentations and Posters
May 11–12, 2015; 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
FAES Classrooms and Terrace (Building 10)

Forty-two students who have engaged in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project at NIH will present their medical research. Everyone is invited to attend and support the next generation of clinician-scientists and biomedical researchers. For more information, contact Kenny Williams at mrsp@nih.gov or 301-496-9425; or visit http://cc.nih.gov/training/mrsp.


ANNUAL KUAN-TEH JEANG LECTURE

Thursday, May 14, 2015; 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

This year’s speaker, T. Jake Liang, M.D., chief of the Liver Diseases Branch and Deputy Director of Translational Research, NIDDK, will present “Dissecting the Molecular Anatomy of HCV Infection at the Crossroads of Functional Genomics and Chemical Biology.” For more information about Dr. Liang, see http://irp.nih.gov/pi/t-jake-liang. For more information about the life and legacy of Dr. Kuan-Teh Jeang, see http://irp.nih.gov/catalyst/v21i2/obituaries. For information about the lecture, contact Roland Owens at owensrol@mail.nih.gov or 301-594-7471. The event will be videocast live on the Web and archived at http://videocast.nih.gov.


NIH CAREER SYMPOSIUM

Friday, May 15, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 35)
Registration: http://1.usa.gov/1Hu8cyy

Build your career; shape your future. The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education invites all NIH graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, both basic scientists and clinicians, to participate. The symposium provides an opportunity for fellows and graduate students to learn about scientific career options and to explore factors that lead to career success. This program will include a keynote speaker and more than 20 breakout sessions highlighting career opportunities available to biomedical scientists. Panel sessions cover academic, government, industry, and nonprofit career paths. More than 80 speakers will provide insights into their careers: what their current job entails, its pluses and minuses, and how they got there. For more information visit the registration Web site.


TENTH ANNUAL NIH PAIN CONSORTIUM SYMPOSIUM

“Advances in Pain Research”
Tuesday, May 26: 12:30–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27: 8:30–4:40 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
Web site: http://painconsortium.nih.gov/2015PCSymposium
Pre-registration deadline: May 20

The NIH Pain Consortium Symposium will highlight advances in pain research on neuro-glial mechanisms, genetics and epigenetics, brain-imaging discoveries, novel therapy development, and cognitive and emotional influences. This annual symposium features NIH-supported pain research that is of high interest and presents opportunities to advance the field. More than 20 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices participate in the NIH Pain Consortium. The symposium will be videocast live on the Web: http://videocast.nih.gov.


JOHN DALY MEMORIAL LECTURE

“TRP Channels and Pain: From Physiology to Atomic Structure”
Wednesday, May 27; 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

Pungent irritants from pepper, mint, and mustard plants have served as powerful pharmacological probes for identifying molecules, cells, and circuits that contribute to somatosensation and pain. These pungent natural products elicit pain by activating members of the transient receptor-potential ion-channel family, highlighting roles for these proteins as detectors of noxious stimuli and thus potential new targets for analgesic drugs. Presenter: David Julius, Ph.D., professor, chair of Physiology, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. For information, call 301-496-9024 or e-mail kajacobs@helix.nih.gov. Videocast live on the Web: http://videocast.nih.gov.


LECTURES ON COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

Mondays (once a month), 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)
Web site: https://nccih.nih.gov/news/events/IMlectures

NCCIH (formerly NCCAM) offers an Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series featuring renowned researchers in complementary and integrative health.
• May 18: Gervasio Lamas, M.D. (chairman of medicine and chief of the Columbia University Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center) does research on the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
• June 8: Steven Cole, Ph.D. (professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine) analyzes the molecular pathways by which social and environmental factors influence the activity of human, viral, and tumor genomes.


TOWN HALL MEETING: THE OFFICES OF SCIENTIFIC WORKFORCE DIVERSITY AND EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION WITH EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS

Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10) 

Hannah Valantine, chief officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity and Debra Chew, director, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, will host a rich discussion on the important topic of workforce diversity and inclusion at the NIH. The discussion will focus on efforts to adopt best practices and to identify and remove barriers to an inclusive environment. This event will engage the NIH Employee Resource Group members as well as any others interested in this topic and its implications for the biomedical research training community. For more information or to submit questions and comments for the discussion, e-mail COSWDevent@mail.nih.gov. Those who need reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Trish Flock or Julia Casselle at 301-451-4296. Videocast live on the Web (NIH only): http://videocast.nih.gov.


THE CHILDREN’S AT NIH: 25TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM

“At the Intersection of Hope and Science: 25 Years of Advancing Medical Discoveries”
Thursday, June 18, 2015; 2:00–5:30 p.m.
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

This symposium will highlight the history of the Children’s Inn, especially its role in advancing medical research. NIH physicians and families will share their stories and the fascinating scientific advances that have been made in treatment of their diseases. The event will also look ahead to the future of the inn and the next 25 years of medical discovery. Featured speakers will include NIH Director Francis Collins; Philip Pizzo (Stanford School of Medicine); Clinical Center Director John Gallin; Steven Holland (NIAID); Crystal Mackall (NCI); and Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky (NIAMS). Check the Web site for details: http://www.childrensinn.org. For more information, contact Dorie Hightower at Dorie.Hightower@nih.gov or 301-451-3075.


NIH OFFICE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH (OBSSR) 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENTS

8th Matilda White Riley Award and Lecture in Behavioral and Social Sciences

Tuesday, June 23, 2015; 1:00 p.m.-4 p.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)

The 8th Annual Matilda White Riley Award and Lecture will be a central feature of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 20th Anniversary celebrations.
Awardees:
Dr. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (Columbia University): co-director, National Center for Children and Families; co-director, Columbia University Institute for Child and Family Policy
Dr. Kevin Volpp (University of Pennsylvania) professor of medicine and health care management
; director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Event is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration required.
REGISTER: http://obssr.od.nih.gov/obssr_20th_anniversary/
#OBSSRat20
For more information: Tara Turner at tara.turner@nih.gov or 301-402-1146

Define Your Career in Behavioral and Social Sciences

Expert panels and one-on-one discussions on training and career pathways
Wednesday, June 24, 2015; 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Porter Neuroscience Building (Building 35A)

The event is aimed at those in the early stages of their careers, postdoctoral scholars, doctoral students, and others who are exploring training and careers in the behavioral and social sciences. There will be several panel discussions featuring leaders from foundations, professional and research societies, think tanks, NIH institutes, international organizations, advocacy organizations and more. Lots of time for networking and one-on-one career discussion with these accomplished members of the field. For more information: Tara Turner at tara.turner@nih.gov or 301-402-1146. Event is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration required.
REGISTER: http://obssr.od.nih.gov/obssr_20th_anniversary/
#OBSSRat20

NIH OBSSR 20th Anniversary Research Symposium

Healthier Lives through Behavioral and Social Sciences
Thursday, June 25, 2015; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

This research symposium showcase some of the most impactful research in the behavioral and social sciences over the last two decades, and the most promising and cutting edge approaches that will contribute to better health through treatment and prevention of disease. The event will feature presentations from leading scientists from across the nation; scientific posters from NIH institutes; participation from several NIH institute directors and members of the leadership, screening of the “I'M A BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENTIST” video series, and several networking opportunities. For more information: Tara Turner at tara.turner@nih.gov or 301-402-1146. Event is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration required.
REGISTER: http://obssr.od.nih.gov/obssr_20th_anniversary/
#OBSSRat20


NIH GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR

Wednesday, July 15, 2015; 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
Registration: https://www.training.nih.gov/gp_fair

The fair provides an opportunity for NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and postbacs, as well as other college students in the D.C. area, to prepare for the next step in their careers. They can explore educational programs leading to the Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., M.D./Ph.D., and other graduate and professional degrees. More than 150 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 in hopes of recruiting NIH trainees. The day will also include workshops on getting into graduate and professional school, on M.D./Ph.D. programs, on interviewing, and on careers in public health, psychology, and dentistry. Exhibits will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  A list of participating institutions can be found at the registration Web site.


CLINICAL CENTER GRAND ROUNDS

Wednesdays; 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)
Web site: http://www.cc.nih.gov/about/news/grcurrent.html
Contact Info: 301-594-5787; mhanlon@nih.gov
Lecture on videocast: http://videocast.nih.gov

May 20: “Obesity and Brown Fat”: Of Mice and Men: Marc Reitman (NIDDK); “Obesity Management in Adults”: Susan Z. Yanovski (NIDDK)
May 27: “Ebola: From the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) to the ICU”: Richard Childs (NHLBI); 
Anthony Suffredini (CC)


WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LECTURE SERIES

Wednesdays, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)
Web site: https://oir.nih.gov/wals

May 20: Nirenberg Lecture: “Lost in Translation: Do Males and Females Read Their Genomes Differently?”: David Page (MIT; Whitehead Institute)
May 27: “Origin and Evolution of the Vertebrate Neural Crest”: Marianne Bronner (California Institute of Technology)
June lectures: Check Web site; then a summer hiatus; resumes in September; check Web site for June lectures.