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June 30, 2017

  • Dr. Collins at ACD meeting

    ACD Supports Early Investigators, Applauds Collins’ Reappointment

    Two days before the 114th meeting of the advisory committee to the NIH director on June 8, the President invited NIH director Dr. Francis Collins to remain in that post permanently. The news was met with a round of applause before the ACD got down to a 2-day agenda that included announcement of the Next Generation of Researchers Initiative; presentation of NIH’s efforts to reduce the nation’s opioid epidemic; and an argument for an accelerated pathway toward a universal influenza vaccine.
  • Dr. Marshall

    Daly Lecturer Describes 21st Century Drug Discovery

    Dr. Fiona Marshall gave NIH’s 2017 Daly lecture. It honored renowned jungle explorer Dr. John W. Daly, the late NIDDK biochemist and pharmacologist who was a pioneer in natural product research.
  • Dr. Valle

    Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Help Identify Rare Mendelian Disorders

    Geneticist Dr. David Valle gave a recent Clinical Center Grand Rounds in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. He explained how biology and medicine are rooted in evolution at a Great Teachers version of rounds.
  • Gates and Collins

    NIH Hosts 4th Workshop with Gates Foundation

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation teamed with NIH for a consultative global health workshop. Topics included vaccine research, point-of-care diagnostics for low-resource settings and the emergence of a coalition for African research and innovation.
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On the Cover

Zebrafish group used in studies of behavioral genetics. One such program aims to identify brain cells that control the startle reflex, which may help us understand post-traumatic stress and other anxiety disorders in people.

Photo: J. Swan, NICHD

The NIH Record

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

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Dana Talesnik
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