Supporting Collaborative Research Projects and Centers
BY MICHAEL GOTTESMAN, DDIR, AND CHARLES DEAROLF, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR INTRAMURAL RESEARCH
With the goal of sparking new partnerships, we are pleased that this year we could provide financial support to promote collaborative research projects and centers through the DDIR Innovation Award Program.
From tweets and blog posts to press releases and news articles, reports of scientific advances can oversell the findings and misrepresent the discovery process. In fact, when Jon Lorsch joined the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) as its director in 2013, he was struck by the volume of press releases from grantee institutions that hyped incremental findings and gave too much credence to the conclusions from single studies.
Read about such NIH advances as specialized neurons playing a role in pain; 3-D imaging of tissues; ancient genes influencing modern brains; glucocorticoids taming inflammation; essential genes for cancer immunotherapy; and more.
Imagine yourself back in the classroom of your first college science course. How was the content delivered? Did you learn through activities? Discussions? Demonstrations? Videos? Games? Group work? Chances are, probably not. You more likely listened to your professor attempt to pass along as much information as he could (probably via PowerPoint) within the allotted time.
NIH Clinical Center Received 2017 Excellence Award for Outstanding Emotional Support to Patients
The National Research Corporation (NRC) Health selected the NIH Clinical Center as a recipient of its 2017 Excellence Award, having earned the highest ratings in overall satisfaction by patients and their families in the category of Emotional Support, among 426 eligible facilities. Each year, NRC Health recognizes top-performing hospitals and health systems that have exhibited an exceptional commitment to understanding each individual patient’s complete care journey.