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February 10, 2017
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Author Burton To Present at DDM Seminar, Feb. 16

Author Valorie Burton to give DDM seminar
Author Valorie Burton to give DDM seminar

The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) announces the second DDM seminar of the 2017 series “Management and Science: Partnering for Excellence.” The event on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, will feature Valorie Burton, who will discuss “Resilient and Ready: How to Thrive Through Challenge and Change.” She will present a survival toolkit to face any challenge that comes your way.

Videocasting and sign language will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to attend should call (301) 496-6211 or the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

For more information about the series, visit www.ddmseries.od.nih.gov or call (301) 496-3271.

2018 FARE Awards Competition Gets Under Way

The FARE competition provides recognition for outstanding intramural scientific research. FARE 2018 winners will each receive a $1,000 travel award to facilitate presentation of their research at a scientific meeting. Eligible fellows may submit an abstract of their current research Feb. 16-Mar. 16 online to www.training.nih.gov/felcom/fare.

Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously on the basis of scientific merit, originality, experimental design, overall quality and presentation. The top 25 percent of applicants will receive a travel award to be used between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. (NHLBI fellows do not receive the travel grant, but will still be acknowledged as FARE winners if selected.)

Winners will be announced by Aug. 15. For more information, go to www.training.nih.gov and search for “FARE,” or contact the FARE 2018 committee at FARE@mail.nih.gov.

FARE, or the Fellows Award for Research Excellence, began in 1995 to recognize outstanding scientific research performed by intramural postdoctoral fellows.

NIAMS Hosts Career Development Forum

NIAMS recently hosted its fifth annual career development forum for extramural researchers who are in the third year of a mentored clinical scientist development (K08) or patient-oriented research (K23) grant. In addition to the K awardees, the forum included physician-scientists who recently received R01 awards, established researchers and representatives of professional and voluntary organizations. The group discussed challenges junior investigators face when pursuing research independence. The meeting included presentations on mentoring, the NIAMS intramural program and resources and opportunities for early stage researchers offered by professional and voluntary groups. The K awardees also had an opportunity to present their research and to interact with NIAMS leadership and program, review and grants management officials. These included Dr. Amanda Boyce (front, third from r), Dr. Marie Mancini (front, second from l) and Dr. Kristy Nicks (middle row, fifth from l) as well as NIAMS leaders including director Dr. Stephen Katz (front, fourth from l), deputy director Dr. Robert Carter (front, fourth from r), Dr. Susana Serrate-Sztein (front, second from r) and Dr. Richard Siegel (front, l).
NIAMS recently hosted its fifth annual career development forum for extramural researchers who are in the third year of a mentored clinical scientist development (K08) or patient-oriented research (K23) grant. In addition to the K awardees, the forum included physician-scientists who recently received R01 awards, established researchers and representatives of professional and voluntary organizations. The group discussed challenges junior investigators face when pursuing research independence. The meeting included presentations on mentoring, the NIAMS intramural program and resources and opportunities for early stage researchers offered by professional and voluntary groups. The K awardees also had an opportunity to present their research and to interact with NIAMS leadership and program, review and grants management officials. These included Dr. Amanda Boyce (front, third from r), Dr. Marie Mancini (front, second from l) and Dr. Kristy Nicks (middle row, fifth from l) as well as NIAMS leaders including director Dr. Stephen Katz (front, fourth from l), deputy director Dr. Robert Carter (front, fourth from r), Dr. Susana Serrate-Sztein (front, second from r) and Dr. Richard Siegel (front, l).

PHOTO: JONELLE DRUGAN

NIH To Host Rare Disease Day Event, Feb. 27

Rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million Americans. On Feb. 27, NIH will host an event to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect and current NIH research collaborations.

Sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the Clinical Center, Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The event will feature presentations, posters and exhibits, tours of the Clinical Center and an art show. Admission is free and open to the public. In association with Global Genes, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of jeans.

Learn more about Rare Disease Day at NIH at https://ncats.nih.gov/rdd, visit https://events-support.com/events/NIH_Rare_Disease_Day to register and view the agenda and follow the event on social media at #RDDNIH.

Sailing Association Open House, Mar. 8

The NIH Sailing Association invites everyone to its open house on Wednesday, Mar. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the FAES House at the corner of Old Georgetown Rd. and Cedar Ln. Explore your interest in learning to sail and discover opportunities for sailing with NIHSA. There will be information about 6-week basic training classes, the club’s racing program and social activities offered by NIHSA. A fee of $5 at the door includes pizza, drinks and snacks. Cash bar for beer and wine—$2 each. Look for NIHSA posters and flyers around campus. For more information, visit www.nihsail.org/.

Circus Premiere Night Mar. 30 Benefits Charities

Join the NIH R&W at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 30 as it celebrates the final appearance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Verizon Center. For 20 years, R&W has been able to bring joy to patients and families at the Children’s Inn, at-risk youth and others.

Purchase your ticket at the R&W stores in Bldg. 31 (1st floor) or Rockledge or call (301) 496-2670. If you know of a group or organization that may be interested in purchasing a large quantity of tickets to the circus, have them contact David Browne at browned2@mail.nih.gov.

FAES Announces Endocrinology Course

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at NIH is holding its 2017 Endocrinology Review and Update Course Sept. 11-15. The course will prepare participants for the American Board of Internal Medicine endocrinology certification and recertification examinations.

The class will provide details on how to evaluate and apply new treatments in the diagnosis of endocrine disorders and to identify the risks and benefits of each treatment. The course will provide case studies as examples of examination questions. Participants will learn cost-effective approaches to clinical, laboratory and radiologic diagnosis of endocrine disease with emphasis on recent advances.

The week-long review will cover presentations and problem sets from experts in the field. Speakers include Dr. Francesco Celi of VCU Medical Center, Dr. Beverly Biller of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Electron Kebebew of NCI and Dr. Kristina Rother and Dr. Lee Weinstein, both of NIDDK.

Participants can earn up to 37 CME (continuing medical education) credits. Registration is required. Visit https://faes.org/events/endocrinology-board-review-and-update-course-2017.

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