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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health
close-up pink-filtered photo of a Petri dish

November 11, 2022

  • Dr. Ella Striem-Amit

    Neuroscience Seminar Looks at Brain Plasticity

    ​Our brains are incredibly complex. They process multiple kinds of sensory input and dictate the motion of our bodies. But what happens when some of that sensory input is lost? Dr. Ella Striem-Amit of Georgetown University is investigating this question in her SAMP (sensory and motor plasticity) Lab.
  • Dr. Ibram Kendi in blue suit, looking off to the side, serious face, against red backdrop.

    Kendi Expounds on Defeating Racism

    Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the bestselling book How to Be an Antiracist, spoke at the most recent NIH Big Read. He urges everyone to openly discuss racism with an openness to transformation. He also offered tips on fostering scientific workforce diversity, a topic of keen interest to the NIH community.
  • Dr. Pérez-Stable portrait

    Tabak, NIMHD Launch Annual CFC Effort at NIH

    The NIH community works hard every day to advance medical research, said Dr. Lawrence Tabak, who is performing the duties of NIH director, during the 2022 NIH Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) virtual kickoff event on Oct. 12. “Your generosity and support of the CFC is another way you can help make the world a better place,” he said.
  • Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young

    Lorsch Highlights Workforce Development Programs for White House Workshop

    NIGMS director Dr. Jon Lorsch represented NIH in a panel discussion during the White House Initiative on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) annual conference on Sept. 21.
close-up pink-filtered photo of a Petri dish

On the Cover

This Petri dish contains microscopic roundworms called Caenorhabditis elegans. Researchers use these particular worms to study how C. elegans senses the color of light in its environment.

Photo: Eugene L.Q. Lee/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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