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May 19, 2017
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Essence Editor Emeritus Taylor To Speak, May 22 in Lipsett

Susan L. Taylor
Susan L. Taylor

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence magazine in a lecture at NIH on Monday, May 22 at 11 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The talk celebrates Women in History with the theme “Be Inspired” in honor of NIH’s commitment to EDI 365 and in support of equal opportunities for women to achieve their fullest potential.

When Taylor joined Essence in 1970, she was the only single mom on staff. As she moved up the editorial ladder, she stressed the importance of enabling female staffers to live their personal lives as fully as their professional lives. Serving as editor-in-chief for 19 years, she helped Essence expand beyond publication with branded products and events such as the Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit.

Taylor is the first and only African-American woman recognized by the Magazine Publishers of America, winning the industry’s highest honor— the Henry Johnson Fisher Award. She was also inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame.

In addition to being a gifted writer, speaker and entrepreneur, Taylor is founder and CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, which focuses on emotional, social and academic development.

The lecture will be available to view live at videocast.nih.gov.

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Joy Gaines at (301) 451-9662 or Joy.Gaines@nih.gov.

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NIGMS Lecturer Describes Her Research, Career Path

Dr. Namandjé Bumpus (l) recently delivered the second annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture. In her talk “Drug Metabolism, Pharmacogenetics and the Quest to Personalize HIV Treatment and Prevention,” Bumpus described her research investigating the mechanisms involved in HIV drug activation and metabolism. She then engaged in an informal Q&A session with NIGMS director Dr. Jon Lorsch (r) as well as answered questions from students. Bumpus discussed her career path, including when she knew she wanted to be a scientist, what she would have done differently and how mentors have supported her. After the talk, Bumpus met with University of Maryland undergraduates (from l) Natalia Fongrat, Jayshree Surage and Dorcas Adeola. Bumpus is an associate professor in the department of medicine, division of clinical pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The lecture is archived on the NIH VideoCasting and podcasting site.
Dr. Namandjé Bumpus (l) recently delivered the second annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture. In her talk “Drug Metabolism, Pharmacogenetics and the Quest to Personalize HIV Treatment and Prevention,” Bumpus described her research investigating the mechanisms involved in HIV drug activation and metabolism. She then engaged in an informal Q&A session with NIGMS director Dr. Jon Lorsch (r) as well as answered questions from students. Bumpus discussed her career path, including when she knew she wanted to be a scientist, what she would have done differently and how mentors have supported her. After the talk, Bumpus met with University of Maryland undergraduates (from l) Natalia Fongrat, Jayshree Surage and Dorcas Adeola. Bumpus is an associate professor in the department of medicine, division of clinical pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The lecture is archived on the NIH VideoCasting and podcasting site.

PHOTO: CHRISTA REYNOLDS

CC Celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals

Members of the Clinical Center’s department of laboratory medicine celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week on Apr. 26. Special guest was hospital CEO Dr. James Gilman (suited at rear, l), who enjoyed lunch with members of the department. Next to Gilman is department chief Dr. Thomas A. Fleisher.
Members of the Clinical Center’s department of laboratory medicine celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week on Apr. 26. Special guest was hospital CEO Dr. James Gilman (suited at rear, l), who enjoyed lunch with members of the department. Next to Gilman is department chief Dr. Thomas A. Fleisher.

PHOTO: ERNIE BRANSON

NIAMS Hosts Career Forum for Intramural Trainees

Dr. Robert Walker, Jr. Trainees participated in several networking opportunities during the day-long forum.
NIAMS recently hosted “The Path to Academia” Career Forum for trainees, which focused on how to transition to an independent academic faculty position. Invited investigators from the NIH extramural community, including NIAMS alumni, discussed their research interests and career journeys. Panel sessions covered topics that included searching for a faculty position, interviewing, negotiating, mentoring and getting tenure. The event was organized by the Career Development and Outreach Branch in the NIAMS Intramural Research Program, led by Dr. Robert Walker, Jr., (l) branch chief. Trainees (r) participated in several networking opportunities during the day-long forum.

PHOTOS: COLLEEN DUNDAS

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