of Immunology Explored
The Center for Cancer Research, NCI, will hold a national symposium
titled, "Frontiers in Basic Immunology," on Sept. 28-29 in Masur
Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The meeting will host leaders in the field
of immunology and include discussion and debate on current understanding
of basic immunological mechanisms. Sessions will include "Signaling
and Effector Cell Function," "Lymphoid Development and Differentiation" and "Cellular
and Innate Immunity." Speakers include Drs. Harinder Singh (U Chicago/Howard
Hughes Inst.), Juan Zuniga-Pflucker (U Toronto), Laurie Glimcher
(Harvard), Al Singer (NCI), Remy Bosselut (NCI), Andre Nussenzweig
(NCI), Craig Thompson (Penn), Shankar Ghosh (Yale), Jon Ashwell
(NCI), Larry Samelson (NCI), Scott Durum (NCI), Tom Waldmann (NCI),
Jeff Bluestone (UCSF), Alberto Mantovani (U of Milan), Chris Biron
(Brown), Joost Oppenheim (NCI), Giorgio Trinchieri (NIAID) and
Mary Carrington (SAIC-Frederick, NCI). There is no fee and registration
can be done online at http://web.ncifcrf.gov/events/basicimmunology/default.asp.
For more information, contact Karen Kochersberger at email@example.com or
Principles of Clinical Research Class
Registration for the 2006-2007 "Introduction to the Principles
and Practice of Clinical Research," began on Aug. 1. The course
will run from Oct. 16 through Feb. 20, 2007. The deadline for registering
is Oct. 6. Classes will be held on campus on Monday and Tuesday
evenings from 5 to 6:30. There is no charge for the course but
purchase of a textbook is suggested. A certificate will be awarded
upon successful completion of the course, including a final exam.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/researchers/training/ippcr.shtml or
call (301) 496-9425.
Principles of Clinical Pharmacology
The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, sponsored by
the Clinical Center, will begin in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg.
10 on Sept. 7. The course will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30
to approximately 7:45 and will run through Apr. 26, 2007.
The course covers topics such as pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism
and transport, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special
populations and drug discovery and development. An outstanding
faculty has been assembled to present the lectures. The faculty
has also prepared a textbook, Principles of Clinical Pharmacology,
Second Edition, which will be available in the Foundation for Advanced
Education in the Sciences, Inc. bookstore located in Bldg. 10.
The textbook is also available from Amazon.com.
This is the ninth year that the course is being offered. Registration
is open to all interested persons free of charge. Certificates
will be awarded at the end of the course to students who attend
at least 75 percent of the lectures. More information about the
course, including online registration, is available at http://www.cc.nih.gov/researchers/training/principles.shtml or
by calling (301) 435-6618.
Shubert Is New Fitness Center Director
Laura Shubert is the new director of the NIH Fitness Centers,
both in Bldg. 31 and in the Rockledge facility. A native of Vermont,
she recently earned a degree in kinesiology from the University
of Maryland. Shubert hopes to use her knowledge and enthusiasm
to elicit a sense of overall good health and wellness among the
Take a Guided Tour of the Bartók String
Music lovers can take a guided tour of the Bela Bartók string
quartets with Dr. Joel Berman and members of the Beethoven/Bartók
Cycle Quartet, well-known for similar performance-lectures featuring
Beethoven string quartets. The series is being offered by the FAES
Graduate School (course #GENL 158) on Mondays, beginning Sept.
11 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information call Berman at (301) 946-2311
or email BBCQuartet@aol.com.
For registration information, call (301) 496-7976 or visit www.faes.org.
Register by mail through Aug. 18, or in person Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
Program Offers Science Adventure for
|Peter Kellman of NHLBI demonstrates a magnetic
field using an array of compasses.
||Christine Yao performs an experiment in
a class on chemical structure.
Adventure in Science, a nonprofit science education program for
children, is planning its 14th year at NIH. The program, which
meets on Saturday mornings October through March in Bldg. 10, is
designed to show 8-11 year-olds the fun of science using hands-on
activities, from building (and launching) model rockets to dissecting
frogs. The teachers are mostly volunteers from NIH, from postdoc
to institute director. If you are interested in volunteering to
teach, contact Peter Kellman, (301) 496-2513 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Ed Max, (301) 827-1806 (email@example.com).
To enroll a child, request forms from the 4H office at Montgomery
County Cooperative Extension, (301) 590-9638.
CIT's VideoCast Archive Reaches 3,000
What do Lance Armstrong, Dolly the Sheep and NASA astronauts
have in common? They have all appeared on NIH VideoCast.
Since its inception almost 10 years ago with the first video streaming
of a mitochondrial interest group meeting, the Center for Information
Technology's VideoCast service has reached a milestone and now
has more than 3,000 events available in its archive. The largest
single event was the 2005 Presidential address on pandemic flu
with 7,000 simultaneous VideoCast viewers.
VideoCasting provides viewers with access to world-renowned scientists,
informational sessions on new discoveries and administrative best
practices right from their desktop computer, MP3 or video player.
VideoCast is accessible to a wide audience both internal and external
to NIH. Thirty-one percent of the viewership is international,
ranging from Sri Lanka to Brazil. The service provides captioning
for Section 508 compliance.
In partnership with the National Library of Medicine, CIT is adding
improved cataloging and information about its events, as well as
encoding events in high quality MPEG2 (video) format. With the
use of new search/voice recognition technology, researchers will
soon be able to scan the video archives for the occurrence of scientific
terms and locate those within specific segments of the archive.
For more information, and to view the archives, visit http://videocast.nih.gov.
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