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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health
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February 17, 2023

  • Cooper in MEBot power wheelchair, in gymnasium with basketball hoop

    Inclusivity Not Optional for HERL

    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.”
  • Group photo of UNITE co-chairs and volunteers

    UNITE Shares Insights from First Progress Report

    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.
  • Dr. Alexandra Samuel head shot

    Samuel Gives Tips on How to Thrive in the Hybrid Workplace

    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.
  • Platt smiles, with lab behind him

    NIBIB Launches BETA Center to Foster NIH-Wide Tech Collaboration

    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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On the Cover

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

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