Announcements

FOURTH ANNUAL HUMAN PLACENTA PROJECT MEETING

  • “Understanding Human Placental Structure and Function in Real-Time: Current Progress and Future Directions”
  • July 24–25, 2017
  • Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
  • Website: https://palladianpartners.cvent.com/HPPIV
  • The meeting will be videotaped and available for viewing after the event.

The Human Placenta Project (HPP) is a collaborative research effort launched by NICHD to understand the role of the placenta in health and disease. The placenta is arguably one of the most important organs in the body. It influences not only the health of a woman and her fetus during pregnancy, but also the lifelong health of both. The HPP aims to develop new or improved technologies to understand and monitor, in real time, placental development and function in normal and abnormal pregnancies. To learn more about the HPP, visit https://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/HPP/Pages/default.aspx or contact David Weinberg (weinbergd@mail.nih.gov or 301-435-6973).

The meeting is free and open to the public. Speakers will cover HPP-funded research, patient perspectives, big data and data sharing, emerging chip technologies, and cognitive computing. There will also be a poster session.

Online registration closed on July 14, but onsite registration will still be available for anyone who wants to attend. For more information about the meeting, contact Alex Simpson at Palladian Partners, Inc. (asimpson@palladianpartners.com or 301-273-2914). Individuals with disabilities who need sign-language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should also contact Alex Simpson. TTY users, please call through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.


CLINICAL CENTER GRAND ROUNDS

Karen Hauer, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Dean for Competency Assessment, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco), will be the guest speaker. Clinical Center Grand Rounds are weekly presentations on state-of-the-art discoveries geared toward physicians, allied health professionals, and nonclinical scientists.


SPECIAL NCI-CCR GRAND ROUNDS

Hani Goodarzi, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco), will be the guest speaker. NCI-CCR’s Grand Rounds, held on Fridays from noon to 1:00 p.m., is a weekly lecture series addressing current research in clinical and molecular oncology. Speakers are leading national and international researchers and clinicians. The NCI-CCR Eminent Lecture series, held monthly on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., was established to bring in prominent speakers to stimulate discussion of cutting-edge research areas and facilitate exchange of ideas, possibly leading to fruitful collaborations. Both series are held in Lipsett Auditorium (Building 10). For more information about both series, go to https://ccrod.cancer.gov/confluence/display/CCRGREL/Home.


NHGRI DIR SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES

  • “The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program and Network: Diagnosis and Discovery”
  • Thursday, August 03, 2017, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Lipsett Amphitheatre (Building 10, NIH Clinical Center)
  • Videocast: Event will not be videocast

William Gahl, M.D., Ph.D. (Clinical Director, Undiagnosed Diseases Program, NHGRI), is the guest speaker. For more information, contact Nora Miralieva (nora.miralieva@nih.gov or 301-443-4404).


THE SCIENCE OF CAREGIVING: BRINGING VOICES TOGETHER

Judy Woodruff

Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour will be the keynote speaker.

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and partners will host a summit that will provide perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan as well as current and future directions for research to improve the health of patients and caregivers. The keynote speaker is Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour. In addition, the Directors of Ceremonies for the event are Gail Hunt (National Alliance for Caregiving) on August 7 and Laura Gitlin (Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) on August 8. The event will bring together an audience of researchers, advocates, health-care providers, educators, and others interested in the science of caregiving.


MEDICAL MUSEUM SCIENCE CAFE: “100 YEARS LATER—THE PATHOLOGY OF POISON GAS”

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
  • 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Not videocast

Regarded as one of the signature weapons of World War I, poison gas remains one of the most terrifying weapons of war. Renowned Australian pathologist Professor Robin Cooke will describe how the microscopic examination of 100-year-old lung tissue may help inform how today’s military medical researchers prepare to treat chemical-warfare casualties in the future. Professor Cooke’s appearance is made possible with support from the American Registry of Pathology. Sponsored by the National Museum of Health and Medicine. For more information, contact Timothy Clarke (timothy.e.clarke12.civ@mail.mil or 301-319-3303).


2017 TRENT LECTURE

Katherine Laneway

Katherine Janeway

  • “Bringing Genomics to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic: Diagnosis, Treatment Selection, and Rational Clinical Trial Design”
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)

The 2017 Trent Lecture will be given by Katherine Janeway, M.D. (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician and Director, Solid Tumor Service, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center). An archived version of the talk will be posted on https://www.genome.gov/GenomeTVLive sometime after the event. For more information, contact Nora Miralieva (nora.miralieva@nih.gov or 301-443-4404).


2017 STEPHEN E. STRAUS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN THE SCIENCE OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General

NCCIH’s annual Stephen E. Straus Lecture will feature Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., the 19th U.S. Surgeon General, in a conversation with NIH director Francis Collins. They will address what research is revealing about the health effects of stress and the approaches people can incorporate into their lives to help reduce stress, such as regular exercise, social connection, and contemplative practices, including meditation. The lecture is being supported by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. For more information, visit nccih.nih.gov/news/events/lectures/SES17 or contact Annice Lawrence at 301-594-7939 or annice.lawrence@nih.gov. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #ChatStress and #Straus17. Sign-language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Annice Lawrence at 301-594-7939 or annice.lawrence@nih.gov


2017 NIH RESEARCH FESTIVAL

  • Wednesday, September 13, through Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Building 10 (Masur Auditorium, Lipsett Amphitheater, FAES classrooms)
  • Website: http://researchfestival.nih.gov (to be updated soon)

Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss this annual showcase of NIH intramural research. Activities will include plenary talks and symposia, poster sessions, the Green Labs Fair, the Technical Sales Association Vendor Show, NIH Library events, NIH tours, and a few other surprises. For questions, contact Jacqueline Roberts at researchfest@mail.nih.gov.


NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (FULL ORCHESTRA)

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
  • North Atrium, Clinical Center (Building 10)

All patients, their families, and visitors as well as NIH staff are invited to attend the performance. The north atrium is a comfortable, welcoming gathering place at the center of the Clinical Center. These concerts are intended to support the Clinical Center’s environment of care and healing.


WALS RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER

The 2017–2018 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) will start in early September. The schedule is coming together and, when completed, will be posted on the WALS website. WALS is the highest-profile lecture program at the NIH. Lectures occur on most Wednesdays from September through June. Each season includes some of the biggest names in biomedical and behavioral research. The goal of the WALS is to keep NIH researchers abreast of the latest and most important research in the United States and beyond. An added treat is the annual J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture, which features top authors and other cultural icons. All speakers are nominated by the NIH community. Be on the lookout for NIH-wide e-mails announcing each lecture. For more information, contact Jacqueline Roberts (Jacqueline.Roberts@nih.gov). 


NHGRI DIR SEMINAR SERIES WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER

The NHGRI Division of Intramural Research (DIR) sponsors a biweekly seminar series that is open to the entire NIH community and covers a broad range of topics in genetics and genomics. The 2017–2018 season will be posted soon. For more information, contact Nora Miralieva (nora.miralieva@nih.gov or 301-443-4404). You can also check the NIH events calendar for details.