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Vol. LXVII, No. 8
April 10, 2015
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Valantine To Give Roberts Lecture, Apr. 21

Dr. Hannah Valantine
Dr. Hannah Valantine, NIH’s chief officer for scientific workforce diversity, will give a talk in the 2015 Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series: Distinguished Women 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 Research Program.

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 beta.

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.


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