Many people don’t know about the medical discoveries that happen every day at NIH or NIH-funded labs. A new web site called LabTV hopes to change that.
LabTV features hundreds of brief documentary-style videos of researchers under 40, who tell the public about themselves and their research. Many of the profiles feature NIH researchers.
“Today’s greatest voyage of discovery is happening in labs at NIH,” said NIH director Dr. Francis Collins. “But the public doesn’t have many chances to see what’s actually going on here. LabTV will personalize medical research by giving scientists an opportunity to tell their stories.”
LabTV was founded by Jay Walker, curator and chairman of TEDMED, an annual conference that focuses on health and medicine. He noticed that there was a dearth of scientist
role models for the public—especially for women and minorities.