The 2015 Research Festival, which was held on September 16–18 and chaired by the Deputy Director for Intramural Research Michael Gottesman, kicked off the initiatives outlined in the intramural long-term plan.
Welcome to the New Stadtman Investigators and Lasker Scholars
The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is proud of its trans-NIH recruiting programs including the Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator Program and the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program. This issue of the NIH Catalyst introduces the 10 Stadtman Investigators from the 2012-2013 recruitment cycle and the five newest Laskers.
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.
NEI Team in Liberia Investigates Ebola’s Ocular Impact
BY KATHRYN DEMOTT, NEI
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.
PRAT Fellows Showcase Their Research at Annual Symposium
BY RUCHI SHAH, NIGMS
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.