To Mark 25 Years of AIDS Research
The Office of AIDS Research and the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases invite employees, patients, families and
friends to a 2-hour event commemorating 25 years of AIDS research
at NIH. The event will take place Monday, June 5, from 10 a.m.
to noon in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.
The first cases of what is now known as AIDS were reported on
June 5, 1981, in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,
published by the CDC. The commemorative event will highlight the
history of AIDS and NIH's research contributions from a variety
Featured speakers include NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni; OAR
director Dr. Jack Whitescarver; NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci;
OAR director of clinical research and minority programs Dr. Victoria
Cargill-Swiren; and Vaccine Research Center director Dr. Gary Nabel.
Guest speakers include: UNAIDS executive director Dr. Peter Piot,
NBC News chief science and health correspondent Robert Bazell and
Yvonne Green, a clinical trials participant. As a gift to the NIH
community, Swedish filmmaker Staffan Hildebrand of the Face of
AIDS Project in Stockholm will premiere his documentary, America
and AIDS — A 25-Year Perspective, which includes interviews
with numerous scientists, activists and people living with AIDS.
Several exhibits providing information about NIH AIDS research
and resources will be displayed in the Clinical Center during the
week of June 5, including an exhibit of artwork by children who
participated in NCI pediatric clinical trials. In addition, panels
of the AIDS Quilt that include a connection to NIH will be displayed
in the auditorium during the event. More information will be posted
on the NIH web site soon, and the proceedings will be videocast.
Genomics, Cancer Are Theme of GM Conference
Some of the world's foremost researchers will present their latest
findings on genomics and cancer at this year's General Motors Cancer
Research Awards annual scientific conference, June 12-13. NIH investigators
and staff are invited to attend the conference, which starts at
9 a.m., June 12, in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Additionally, a
special edition of the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture will take place
Tuesday, June 13, at 1 p.m., and will feature a presentation by
the winner of the 2006 General Motors Cancer Research Award.
To obtain a copy of the conference agenda, visit http://odwww4.od.nih.gov/gmcr/.
For more information about the program, contact Mary Ruemker at
(919) 684-4056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign language interpreters will be provided. For other reasonable
accommodation, phone (301) 496-1776 or email email@example.com.
Get Your NIH Record T-Shirt
Through the generosity of the R&W, its stores are now carrying
a limited supply of official NIH Record T-shirts. The
collector's item shirts feature drawings by cartoonist Richard
Thompson, whose work appears regularly in the Washington Post.
Be the first on the beach, boardwalk or boulevard this summer to
be sporting a sign of your NIH affiliation. A second printing of
the shirts, which cost only $7.90 each, may be possible if the
garments prove popular. Get yours today.
Symposium on Genomics of Critical Illness,
The fourth symposium on the "Functional Genomics of Critical Illness
and Injury — Surviving Stress: From Organ Systems to Molecules," will
be held Nov. 13-14 at the Natcher conference center, sponsored
by NIGMS and the Clinical Center's critical care medicine department.
There will be five scientific sessions. Abstracts are due by Sept.
8. For more information and to register, visit www.strategicresults.com/fg4.
Salutaris 'Noons-in-June' 10th Anniversary
This year, the NIH Salutaris employee group will celebrate the
10th anniversary of the Noons-in-June lecture series by welcoming
Dr. John Corvino and author Rob Weiss.
Corvino teaches philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit,
where he specializes in ethics. He will discuss "Homosexuality,
Morality and Diversity," on Monday, June 12 from 10 to 11 a.m.
in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.
Weiss is director of the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles.
A recognized professional in assessment and treatment of persons
with sexual addiction, he will speak on "Understanding Sexual Addiction:
Assessment, Treatment and Implications for Clinical Practice and
Research," on Friday, June 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in Natcher Auditorium,
Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation
to participate in the program should contact Carlton Coleman at
(301) 496-2906 voice or (301) 451-2290 TTY.
Intercultural Cancer Council Visits
|As part of its mentoring component, the
Intercultural Cancer Council offered several dozen of its student
members the chance to come to NIH Apr. 20 for a morning of
lab visits and meetings about programs that address health
disparities. ICC is an advocacy organization that promotes
policies, programs, partnerships
and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among
racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations
in the United States and its associated territories. The group
was in town for its 10th Biennial Symposium on Minorities,
the Medically Underserved & Cancer held recently at the
Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The visit to NIH sought
to expose students to state-of-the-art research and other opportunities
to complement their training and career aspirations.
||While here, students heard from NIGMS’s
Dr. Anthony Rene (l), Dr. Clifton Poodry (r), Dr. Adolphus
Toliver and Dr. Shawn Drew, program directors for the institute’s
Division of Minority Opportunities in Research. In addition
to the 11 NIH labs that opened their doors for tours and
demonstrations, NCI offered briefings on its Center to Reduce
Cancer Health Disparities and the Comprehensive Minority
Biomedical Training Program; the Clinical Center gave an
overview of bench-to-bedside research and opportunities for
internships and fellowships.
|Dr. Barry Gause (foreground) of NCI’s
Medical Oncology Branch discussed his clinical trial that uses
idiotype vaccines in patients with advanced stage follicular
lymphoma, offering background information on the basic biology
and rationale for such vaccines.
NLM Hosts First 'Genomics in Perspective' Lecture
The next lecture in the Office of Research on Women's Health Seminar Series will be "Caregiving: Burdens and Satisfactions," on Tuesday, June 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The talk is open to the public and no registration is required.