Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (registration required)
This presentation by NIH Distinguished Investigator John T. Schiller, Ph.D., is the second in the series of lectures specifically arranged for trainees in the NIH Summer Internship Program. In his 30 years at the NIH's National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. Schiller has studied various aspects of papillomavirus molecular biology, immunology and epidemiology. The laboratory headed by Dr. Schiller and Dr. Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., led in the discovery, characterization, and clinical testing of virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines to prevent the HPV infections that cause cervical and other cancers. They have facilitated technology transfer to potential HPV vaccine manufacturers in developing countries and provided leadership in promoting global public health issues related to the implementation of HPV vaccination. They have received numerous awards for this work including the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Dr. Schiller’s current interests include basic studies of papillomavirus virion assembly and infection and the development of second-generation HPV vaccines, and vaccines and therapies for other infectious diseases and cancers.
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Monday, August 3, 2020 to Thursday, August 6, 2020 (register by July 27)
This bootcamp, which will take place entirely online via videocast, will explore the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) has in the evolving healthcare environment and on overall efforts to improve the quality of care for patients and families. The goal is to enable attendees to understand basic principles of AI and how clinicians can form strategic alliances with data scientists to carry out research on data-driven intelligent hardware and software approaches to health-related issues. Speakers will include nationally and internationally known experts from NIH and academic institutions across the United States.
The course is open to graduate students, faculty, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S, and is provided by the NIH's National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at no cost to participants. Registration for the bootcamp closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, July 27.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 to Friday, August 7, 2020 (registration required)
The coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation of many important events for the NIH community, including the face-to-face 2020 NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair. However, we are scheduling a Virtual 2020 NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair from August 4th through August 7th, 2020. We invite you to help us make sure this online event the best Graduate & Professional School Fair ever!
This year the fair will welcome all interested college students, postbacs, and other interested young scientists. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., M.D./Ph.D., and other graduate and professional degrees. In the past, more than 200 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S. sent representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs to the Fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees.
The 2020 Virtual NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair will consist of (1) live workshops on getting to graduate and/or professional school; (2) prerecorded workshops, panels, and interviews covering career paths in disciplines including public health, clinical psychology, and data science and discussing strategies for successful test-taking and stress management during application season; and (3) online exhibitor sessions — the opportunity for you to learn more about the participating institutions and programs.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to Thursday, January 28, 2021 (registration required)
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Shady Grove campus, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
The Hispanic/Latino population, one of the fastest growing minority populations in the U.S., is estimated to reach 119 million by 2060. This diverse population (by country of origin, ancestry and race) and the anticipated demographic shift (e.g., immigrant vs. U.S.-born) may represent significant implications for cancer burden in the U.S. Some Hispanic populations have higher incidence and mortality rates for cancers of the liver, stomach, cervix, and gallbladder compared to other U.S. race/ethnic groups. The higher incidence and mortality rates of these cancers parallel observations for cancer burden in several Latin American countries. We do not fully understand the etiology that contributes to these differential cancer rates.
This NCI-sponsored workshop will consider the challenges, identify opportunities, and develop ideas for increasing Hispanic representation in cancer epidemiological studies. Three overarching objectives will govern the meeting: to identify scientific gaps and opportunities for cancer epidemiologic research in Hispanic populations, to encourage the use of existing resources and identify gaps in resources to enable cancer epidemiological research in Hispanic populations, and to facilitate and coordinate cross-discipline collaboration to inform research in Hispanic populations.