Skip to main content
NIH Record - National Institutes of Health
Scientific image of bright green cells on top of reddish purple cells

July 1, 2016

  • Valantine speaks at podium.

    New CC Authority, Grant Disparity, Zika Top ACD Agenda

    Crucial topics at home and abroad headlined the most recent meeting of the advisory committee to the NIH director (ACD). At NIH home base, the Clinical Center’s leadership began to undergo some of its first significant restructuring since opening in 1953. In the extramural community, persistent disparities in funding outcomes for African-American grant applicants will be studied further following new analysis by NIH’s Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity.
  • Dr. Richard Davidson

    Davidson Lectures on Benefits of Meditation

    We undergo many kinds of training in life—career, physical fitness, sports, artistic pursuits. Dr. Richard Davidson asks, why not consider training in a life skill that, the evidence suggests, could benefit our health and well-being, and in turn our wider communities and the world?
  • Dr. Michael Bracken

    Much Biomedical Research Is Wasted, Argues Bracken

    ​As much as 87.5 percent of biomedical research may be wasteful and inefficient. So argued Dr. Michael Bracken at a recent Wednesday Afternoon Lecture in Masur Auditorium.
  • Room of glass-enclosed servers

    Genomic Data Commons To Facilitate Data, Clinical Information Sharing

    The Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a unified data system that promotes sharing of genomic and clinical data between researchers, launched June 6. The GDC will be a core component of the National Cancer Moonshot and the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
Scientific image of bright green cells on top of reddish purple cells

On the Cover

Layers of nerve cells in the retina. Top (green) layer is made up of cells called photoreceptors that convert light into electrical signals to relay to the brain.

Photo: Wei Li, National Eye Institute

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Associate Editor: Carla Garnett
Carla.Garnett@nih.gov

Staff Writers:

Eric Bock
Eric.Bock@nih.gov

Dana Talesnik
Dana.Talesnik@nih.gov

Back to Top