In honor of Women’s History Month, the Record caught up with several women—lab scientists, administrators, clinical investigators, veterinarians—in various leadership roles at NIH. These profiles are the first in the series.
There's no single department for genetic counselors at NIH, so they created an NIH-wide professional development group where they collaborate across disciplines, discussing complex patient cases while supporting and mentoring each other.
Two buildings that are part of NIH’s historic core are undergoing renovations. Located on the north part of campus, Bldgs. 15H and 15I are part of a group of houses known as the “Officer’s Quarters.” These are the only small-scale residences on campus. Constructed around 1940, Bldgs. 15H and 15I and six nearby duplexes were originally reserved as living quarters for Public Health Service officers and HHS and NIH senior staff.
NIH has selected eight established scientists with expertise in climate and health to work on the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative. These scientists will become part of the cross-cutting NIH effort to reduce health threats from climate change across the lifespan and build health resilience in individuals, communities and nations around the world, especially among those at highest risk.
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Immunofluorescence image of actin bundles in muscle precursor cells called myoblasts. The actin is labeled with fluorescently tagged phalloidin, a toxin from the Amanita phalloides mushroom. Nuclei are shown in blue.
Photo: ALEX RITTER, JENNIFER LIPPINCOTT-SCHWARTZ AND GILLIAN GRIFFITHS, NIH