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July 28, 2017
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NIDDK’s Tycko Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Robert Tycko

Dr. Robert Tycko is among 228 new fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Tycko is chief of the solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance and biomolecular physics section, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK. He was elected into the section on chemistry.

Other fellows from the 2017 class include singer-songwriter John Legend, actress/comedian Carol Burnett and music journalist Greil Marcus.

The academy, established in 1780 by founders of the nation, undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. Current projects focus on science, technology and global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education.

New fellows will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 7 at academy headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

7th Annual ‘In Focus! Safe Workplaces for All’ Photo Contest

Whether photography is your passion, hobby or just something you occasionally dabble in, the Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) invites you to be part of building and sustaining a positive safety culture at NIH through photography. You can contribute to the agency’s safety effort by capturing or creating up to three images depicting safe workplaces or activities—e.g., laboratory workers using personal protective equipment, crossing guards on busy streets, construction workers using safety gear—and sharing them with ORS.

Your photos will be circulated within the NIH community through DOHS safety publications, pamphlets and posters.

First, second and third place photographs will be framed and prominently displayed outside the ORS director’s office in Bldg. 31, then go on permanent display in the DOHS conference room in Bldg. 13. Winners will receive recognition and a framed certificate from NIH leadership.

The 2017 submission period is June 28 through Dec. 31. To learn more about the contest, official rules and the submission and selection process, visit https://go.usa.gov/xNVmU.

AAIP Youth Initiative Group Catches Collins for Photo Op

A group of visiting students bumped into NIH director Dr. Francis Collins on their way to NIAAA lab tours and the director was happy to oblige a photo opportunity.
A group of visiting students bumped into NIH director Dr. Francis Collins on their way to NIAAA lab tours and the director was happy to oblige a photo opportunity.

PHOTO: CHIA-CHI CHARLIE CHANG

A group of American Indian high school students from across the country who were selected as part of the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) National Native American Youth Initiative recently caught up with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins for a quick photo op. The students, who were in the Washington D.C., area July 1-9, spent July 3 and 5 on the NIH campus, listening to lectures presented by intramural and extramural staff. The trans-NIH initiative serves as an opportunity to showcase and introduce biomedical research in operation to high school students who come from communities that are most likely to be underrepresented in biomedical careers, such as those from American Indian and Alaska Native backgrounds. The event, coordinated by Dr. DeLoris Hunter of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, provided laboratory tours, science lectures and networking opportunities for the scholars as a way to increase their access to medical and research career tracks.

There were 24 students total in the NIH contingent and a smaller group was walking across campus en route to NIAAA lab tours with Dr. Nancy Diazgranados when they spotted Collins. He happened to be awaiting a visit from a Capitol Hill group and was glad to pause for a photo with the students.

In addition to NIMHD and NIAAA, other partner ICs for the event were NIAID, NHLBI, NHGRI, CC, NINDS, NIBIB and NLM.

The larger NIH contingent gathers in the Clinical Center with AAIP counselors and staff.
The larger NIH contingent gathers in the Clinical Center with AAIP counselors and staff.

PHOTO: GARY LANKFORD/AAIP

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