Hundreds Attend NIBIB Training Meeting for Grantees
The NIBIB Division of Interdisciplinary Training, led by Dr. Zeynep Erim, hosted 208 attendees from across the country at NIH’s Bethesda campus for a two-day meeting in June.
The assembly was composed of 135 trainees supported by NIBIB’s institutional and individual training programs and intramural research programs, along with 63 principal investigators and administrators of NIBIB’s 44 institutional training programs.
The gathering included an opportunity for trainees to present their research and for the NIH team to offer an array of sessions on professional development, including grantsmanship and entrepreneurship, and opportunities for exposure to NIH resources.
NIBIB Director Dr. Bruce Tromberg and NIBIB’s BETA Center Director Dr. Manu Platt welcomed attendees and Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler discussed her work in harnessing the immune system in regenerative medicine on day one. Dr. Marie Bernard, NIH chief officer for scientific workforce diversity, presented a vision for optimizing scientific creativity and innovation in the 21st century as a highlight of day two.
The NIBIB team, which includes program directors Dr. Tina Gatlin and Dr. David Gutekunst and Scientific Program Analyst Khalil Chugtai also arranged for tours of several NIBIB labs and the Clinical Center, to round out the wide-ranging agenda.