Introducing the Newest Laskers

Whether they are studying eye diseases, host-pathogen interactions, neurodegenerative diseases, preventing graft-versus-host disease in stem-cell transplants, blood cancers, pediatric sarcomas, or brain tumors known as gliomas, the eight newest Lasker Clinical Research Scholars are hard at work in labs and clinics throughout NIH. (Pictured: Jing Wu, NCI-CCR.)

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From the Deputy Director for Intramural Research

Breaking Through the Data Bottleneck

One of the hallmarks of our intramural research environment is the rapid development and implementation of cutting-edge technologies that drive discovery and innovation.

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Matthew Hoffman is New NIDCR Scientific Director

Commitment to Mentorship, Diversity, and Equity

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) made Matthew Hoffman’s appointment as scientific director (SD) official in July 2018 after he served two years as Deputy SD.

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News Briefs

NIEHS was affected by the shutdown earlier this year; NCCIH and NIBIB welcomed new directors: Helene Langevin (NCCIH), an expert in integrative health; Bruce J. Tromberg (NIBIB), a biophotonics pioneer.

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Colleagues: Recently Tenured

Meet your recently tenured colleagues: Jonas S. Almeida (NCI-DCEG), Todd S. Macfarlan (NICHD); Alison Anne Motsinger-Reif (NIEHS, pictured); and Philip Shaw (NHGRI).

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Research Briefs

Read about discoveries made by NIH intramural researchers: how stem-cell therapy prevents blindness; artificial intelligence can accurately identify cervical precancers; tick salivary glands may hold secret for how viruses are transmitted; genetic vulnerability to menthol in cigarettes; and more.

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Bringing a Diversity of Perspectives to NIDCR Science

First Recipient of NIDCR Diversity Fellowship Uses Biochemistry to Understand Developmental Disorders

For biochemist Jason Collins, a postdoc in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), it’s the promise of the scientific “aha” moments that keep him coming back to the bench every day.

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New Methods/News You Can Use

AuthorArranger: New Tool Helps Format Manuscript Title Pages Quickly

In the population sciences, as in other disciplines, it is common for large studies to have hundreds of contributors with affiliations that span the globe.

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The Training Page

FROM THE FELLOWS COMMITTEE

NIH Career Symposium Broadens Its Scope

BY ALLISON DENNIS, NICHD, AND CRAIG MYRUM, NIA

The intensity of day-to-day research can sometimes make career planning a neglected priority. Luckily, the 12th annual NIH Career Symposium, scheduled for May 10 this year, offers trainees an efficient yet extensive way to explore a wide range of career opportunities.

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Nobelist Michael Young Delivers WALS Lecture

Describes His Work on Investigating Genetic Regulation of Biological Clocks

Michael Young, who shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms, came to  NIH to talk about his work as part of the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series.

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Memorial Trees

Honoring People

Of the over 8,000 trees on the Bethesda campus, 24 are memorial trees and 50 are commemorative trees. Memorial trees honor people; commemorative trees honor an institute, department achievement, or milestone.

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IRP Web News

New Podcast on the IRP Website

Looking for your new podcast obsession? Tune in to Speaking of Science, a new audio show featuring NIH intramural research program (IRP) scientists who are working at the cutting edge of biomedicine.

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Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival 2018

Celebrating the Science

Tobacco companies have successfully used direct-to-consumer marketing to entice people to continue smoking or take it up again after they’ve quit. The research that comes to these conclusions—being conducted by Stadtman Investigator Kelvin Choi (NCCIH)—was just one of the many projects highlighted at the NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival, held on November 27, 2018.

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Photographic Moment

A Tree in Memory of a Beloved Postdoc

A kousa dogwood tree was planted last year in memory of Sang-A Park, a native of South Korea, who came to NIH in 2016 as a visiting postdoctoral fellow in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s Mucosal Immunology Section. She died in 2018.

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Announcements

News about events, deadlines, lectures, including the Integrative Medicine Lecture Series, trainee events, the NIH Big Read, and more.

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