Dr. Michael Gottesman, the longest-serving NIH deputy director for intramural science since World War II, stepped down to return full time to his NCI Laboratory of Cell Biology. He steered the Intramural Research Program successfully through numerous challenges—most recently a worldwide pandemic that temporarily halted most in-person research in 2020.
During the pandemic, the Division of Occupational Health and Safety took on unforeseen roles in supporting employees’ physical and mental health. NIH leadership recognized their contributions at a Sep. 21 gratitude event, continuing the tradition of thanking the above-and-beyond efforts of NIH’ers during this tenuous time.
The 37th NIH Institute Challenge Relay (and vendor fair) made a triumphant return Sept. 21 after a 2-year pandemic hiatus. Eighty teams registered, proof of not only how popular the event is, but also how important it is for morale.
Dr. H. Clifford Lane, clinical director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, won the 2022 Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Medal given by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service in its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) gala.
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This free fatty acid receptor 2 protein of a black bear is an example of a complex structure that has been solved with the program called AlphaFold. Read more about AlphaFold and the use of AI to battle antibiotic resistance in the NIH Director’s Blog at https://bit.ly/3SEheSG.