NIH director Dr. Francis Collins announced on Oct. 5 that he will step down as head of the agency. He is the longest serving presidentially appointed NIH director, having served 3 U.S. presidents over more than 12 years.
The Sept. 10 Zoom call was the latest stop on NIH director Dr. Francis Collins’s “Gratitude Tour” in which he pays tribute to groups and individuals who have provided outstanding service, particularly during recent fraught conditions.
Conversations about how to cultivate inclusion are emerging, or need to emerge, in organizations and across society. At a recent DDM seminar, communications strategist and executive speechwriter Janet Stovall offered tips on how to dive in, open-minded and empathetically, to make real progress.
Donora, Penn., 1948. London, England 1952. Mist mingled with pollutants in the air, settling over the streets, so dense that visibility was severely limited and driving was unsafe. At first, people attempted to continue their everyday lives. Then, the health complications started.
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BUILD PODER program trainee Sayuri Pacheco works in California State University, Northridge (CSUN) professor Thomas Minehan’s organic chemistry lab, doing research synthesizing major groove DNA. Pacheco is a trainee in the BUILD Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research (PODER) program, CSUN’s Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program, which is part of the NIH Common Fund’s Diversity Program Consortium..