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NIGMS Renames Lecture Series for Greenberg

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Dr. Judith Greenberg

The NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator (ECI) Lecture Series will be renamed the Judith H. Greenberg ECI Lecture Series to honor NIGMS’s former deputy director.

Greenberg retired last October after 45 years of service to NIH, most of which were spent at NIGMS. She twice served as the institute’s acting director, from May 2002 to November 2003 and from July 2011 to August 2013.

Throughout her career, Greenberg held a strong interest in bioethics issues and in research training and career development, and advised NIH on topics that included human embryonic stem cells, gene therapy and biomedical career advancement for women. 

“Judith especially had a deep commitment to helping early-career scientists, and naming this lecture in her honor seems a very appropriate way of recognizing everything she did for NIGMS and NIH,” said NIGMS director Dr. Jon Lorsch.  

The series was established in 2016 to encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in biomedical research. The scope has since broadened to include graduate through postdoctoral students and other early-career scientists. 

More information on the Greenberg series, including details about this year’s event, which will be held Sept. 29, can be viewed at

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