Dr. Hannah Valantine,
officer for scientific
will give a talk
in the 2015 Anita
B. Roberts Lecture
Scientists at NIH.
Her lecture, “Precision Medicine in Action:
Applying Genomic Tools to Improve Patient
Outcomes After Organ Transplantation,” will
be held on Tuesday, Apr. 21 at 1 p.m. in Lipsett
Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The series is sponsored
by the NIH women scientist advisors committee
and the Office of Research on Women’s Health.
It highlights outstanding research achievements
of women scientists in the NIH Intramural
Valantine is the first NIH chief officer for scientific
workforce diversity and is also a senior scientist
in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute. She is internationally recognized for
her clinical research program that continues to
yield high-impact transformations in patient
care. Her work focuses on implementing noninvasive
approaches for the diagnosis of acute
heart transplant rejection, an innovation that
represented a major paradigm shift in the way
heart transplant patients are managed.
In addition to leading a successful clinical
research program, she is nationally recognized
for her transformative approaches to diversity
and is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Pathfinder
Award for diversity in the scientific workforce.
The seminar series is dedicated to the memory
of Roberts, chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell
Regulation and Carcinogenesis from 1995 to
2006, honoring her role as an exceptional mentor
and scientist. Prior to her death in May
2006, she spent 30 years at NIH performing
pioneering work on transforming growth factor
The lecture is open to all and will be followed by
a question-and-answer session. Sign language
interpreters will be provided upon request.
Those who need reasonable accommodation to
participate should contact Margaret McBurney
at (301) 496-1921 and/or the Federal Relay,
1-800-877-8339, 5 days before the lecture.