Research Festival: Selected Symposia 2015

Highlights of selected workshops at the 2015 NIH Research Festival. 

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NCATS Seeks New NIH Intramural Research Collaborations

An Array of Programs to Speed Up Process for Translating Discoveries into New Drugs

Intramural scientists at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) develop, demonstrate, and disseminate new technologies that aim to speed up the process for translating discoveries into approved new drugs. (Typically, it can take about 14 years, costs about $2 billion, and has a failure rate exceeding 95 percent.) NCATS offers an array of funding programs and in-kind support services designed to help researchers translate basic scientific knowledge into interventions that improve human health. 

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Pedestrian Tunnel Under Rockville Pike

Construction Expected to Affect Commuting

This winter, construction will commence on the Medical Center Metro Crossing Project. Expected to be completed in 2018, the project adds a shallow, underground east-west pedestrian crosswalk that will connect the Medical Center Metro Station and the NIH side of Rockville Pike to the opposite side, where Walter Reed Medical Center and the rest of the Naval Support Activity–Bethesda campus (NSAB) are located.

 

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Focus on Science

NIH’s First Future Research Leaders Conference

On September 17, a group of postdocs and early-stage faculty converged on the NIH campus for a day and a half of science during the 2015 NIH Research Festival. The 28 scientists—all of diverse backgrounds—make up the inaugural class of the NIH Future Research Leaders (FRLs). This pilot program was organized and run by NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Hannah Valantine, and her staff.

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Ebola’s Ocular Impact

NEI Team in Liberia Investigates Ebola’s Ocular Impact

After the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that took the lives of more than 11,200 people in the region, the National Eye Institute (NEI) deployed a team of clinicians and technical experts to Monrovia, Liberia, to investigate the long-term effects of the Ebola virus on the eye.

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Intramural Postdocs Sponsored by NIGMS

PRAT Fellows Showcase Their Research at Annual Symposium

Topics ranging from energy homeostasis and the development of fluorescent probes to immune disorders, the life cycle of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and nerve-cell communication drew a crowd to the 47th annual National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program symposium.

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From the Annals of NIH History

75 Years Ago: President Franklin Roosevelt at NIH

BY MICHELE LYONS, OFFICE OF NIH HISTORY

The first president to visit NIH in Bethesda was the one responsible for its construction there—Franklin D. Roosevelt. On October 31, 1940—75 years ago this fall—he dedicated the campus, speaking on the patio of Building 1.

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Training

FROM THE FELLOWS COMMITTEE

New Opportunities to Get Involved With Felcom

Here at Felcom we take a break from our monthly meetings over the summer and begin again in the fall when everyone is gearing back up for new semesters. So now is the perfect time to introduce ourselves to those who are new or unfamiliar with Felcom. Felcom is the Fellows Committee here at NIH, and it is dedicated to improving the experience of every fellow on all NIH campuses.

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Announcements

Events at NIH and other important announcements

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