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 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.
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.