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Vol. LXVII, No. 18
August 28, 2015

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2015 NIH Research Festival, Sept. 16-18

Sriram Subramaniam, NCI

Image: Sriram Subramaniam, NCI

The 2015 NIH Research Festival: A Celebration of Intramural Science will be held Sept. 16 through 18. This year’s festival has been built around the idea of shared scientific opportunity, with the plenary and concurrent workshop sessions focusing on areas identified through the intramural long-term planning process. There will be three plenary sessions, one each morning, on: technology development; global-health emergency response; and chronic inflammation. The concurrent workshops, which will take place in the afternoons, will focus on gene- and cell-based therapies; microbiome and drug resistance; RNA biology and therapeutics; vaccines; natural products; and neuroscience and compulsive behaviors.

This year’s festival will be held entirely in Bldg. 10 and will include—in addition to the plenary sessions and concurrent workshops—poster sessions with more than 500 posters. On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 17, there will be a special session featuring posters by institute directors and scientific directors; a cooking contest; and posters from the Future Research Leaders group, sponsored by the chief officer for scientific workforce diversity. The event is being held in conjunction with the NIH Research Festival to engage exceptional early stage investigators from diverse backgrounds and increase their awareness of scientific career opportunities at NIH.

Other highlights include daily tours provided by the Office of NIH History, the Office of Research Services and the Clinical Center; NIH Green Labs Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 16; the FARE awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17; and a food festival lunch for a nominal fee on Sept. 17. The Technical Sales Association Vendor Tent Show will be on Sept. 17 and 18 in parking lot 10H, and an open house at the NIH Library will occur these days as well.

Visit the festival web site at for the full schedule and schedule downloading options. Posters and yard signs with QR codes will direct your mobile devices to the schedule.

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