Dr. Edward Giniger, senior investigator in the axon guidance and neural connectivity unit of NINDS, argues that “you can’t measure aging with lifespan—they are two different processes…Lifespan does not measure the rate of aging.”
A passion for service unites NIH staff and Peace Corps volunteers, observed Dr. Jody Olsen, Peace Corps director and this year’s honorary chair of the Combined Federal Campaign. “What we do personally and professionally interacts with the work of CFC charities every day. And our choosing to make a contribution and/or volunteer with one of the charities to me is a natural extension of who we are as employees and as employees giving service.”
The sixth annual Science Day hosted recently by NIH aimed to engage students from disadvantaged communities by giving them an opportunity to interact with researchers and mentors here and to explore the world of biomedical sciences.
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Radiology and imaging sciences technologist Rob Evers talks to a patient before a scan in the fully integrated whole-body simultaneous PET/MRI device. The Clinical Center acquired one of the first of these machines, which will contribute to the study of traumatic brain injury and related post-traumatic stress disorder.