A “Making Health: Inspiring Innovative Solutions for Research and Clinical Care” symposium featured a keynote address by Susannah Fox, HHS chief technology officer. The event also featured a panel discussion and five presentations from scientists who are using new technologies such as 3-D printing to improve health care.
NIH-funded co-robots caught the interest of Capitol Hill staffers: a cane for the visually impaired, a brain-controlled exoskeleton for stroke victims and a mechanized exoskeleton that helps people paralyzed from the waist down walk.
NIH’ers enjoyed many helpful tips and fun activities at the 5th annual Safety, Health & Wellness Day. The expo featured info tents, food trucks and farmer’s market vendors, plus health-related exhibits and fitness classes.
Dr. Joshua A. Gordon has been named director of the National Institute of Mental Health. He joins NIH from New York City, where he serves as associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
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A scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve ending broken open to reveal vesicles (orange and blue) containing chemicals to pass messages in the nervous system.
Photo: Tina Carvalho—University of Hawaii, Manoa (Funded by NIGMS)