Dr. Rory Cooper, bioengineer and founding director of the Human Engineering Research Labs, recently shared his perspective in a lecture titled “Forging a New Future: Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Technology Research and Development.”
Diversity is more than a buzzword—it’s critical to NIH being able to achieve its mission, said Dr. Kenneth Gibbs during “Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Equity,” a virtual event about UNITE’s first progress report. A workforce that includes people from a range of backgrounds and experiences is better positioned to address the health challenges of our increasingly diverse society, he said.
Offices everywhere are trying to adapt to the hybrid model—a blend of-site and remote work—improvising and tweaking to create a workplace that optimizes productivity and morale. To help navigate the challenges, Dr. Alexandra Samuel, digital workplace strategist and author, offered advice at a recent Deputy Director of Management Seminar.
NIBIB has established a new intramural research program to solve a range of medicine’s most pressing problems. The BETA Center will serve as a biotechnology resource and catalyst for NIH research discoveries.
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Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-cardiomyocytes. These cells are the major building block of the heart. Red stains show cardiac troponin T and blue stains show cell nuclei, as viewed under an inverted LED fluorescence microscope. A better understanding of this cell type could lead to new insights into the contributions of novel pathogenic variants and environmental risk factors to the development of congenital and acquired heart disease. February is American Heart Month.
Photo: Joseph Wu, Lu Ren & Chengyi Tu/Stanford University School of Medicine