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General Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

9/11 Anniversary Observance and Moment of Silence
Masur Auditorium, NIH Building 10
8:46 a.m.


Research Festival Welcome and Introductions
Masur Auditorium, NIH Building 10
8:55 a.m.


Plenary Session I. Celebrating NIH IRP Contributions to Curing Metabolic Diseases
Moderator: John Gallin, M.D., NIH Clinical Center Scientific Director
Masur Auditorium, NIH Building 10
9:00–10:50 a.m. (four 20-minute talks)

Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.
George Washington University 
Discovery of Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP in Cell Signaling and Drug Development

Marston Linehan, M.D.
Chief, NCI Urologic Oncology Branch
Targeting the Genetic and Metabolic Basis of Kidney Cancer 

Josephine Egan, M.D.
NIA Clinical Director
Chief, NIA Diabetes Section
From Insulin to Incretins 

Kevin Hall, Ph.D.
Chief, NIDDK Integrative Physiology Section
What’s Most Important for Weight Control: Diet Carbs, Calories, or Quality?


Data Blitz: Lightning Round
Masur Auditorium, NIH Building 10
11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (~20 three-minute talks)


The 2019 NIH Research Festival Poster Session
FAES Terrace, NIH Building 10
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 


NIH Green Labs Fair
South Lobby, NIH Building 10
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Come join your colleagues for the NIH Green Labs Fair in the Building 10 South Lobby. That's the lobby down from the NIH Library, on the older side of Building 10. The Green Labs Fair features a variety of information on green products, green practices and environmental initiatives that you can use to make your lab green.


Special Exhibits on Intramural Resources
Central Corridor & NIH Library*, NIH Building 10
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

* In addition, the NIH Library will host numerous demonstrations, including virtural reality, from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Library itself. Be sure to visit.


12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

There will be an army of food trucks in Parking Lot 10H near the South Lobby. We will have some outside seating, as well.


Plenary Session II. Celebrating NIH Efforts to Combat Physical and Emotional Pain
Moderator: Amy Newman, Ph.D., NIDA Acting Scientific Director
Masur Auditorium, NIH Building 10
2:00–3:00 p.m. (four 12-minute talks)

Carlos Zarate Jr., M.D.
Chief, NIMH Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch 
Antidepressant Drug Discovery: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Lauren Atlas, Ph.D.
Investigator, NCCIH Section on Affective Neuroscience and Pain
How Psychological Factors Influence Responses to Pain and Opioid Analgesics

George Koob, Ph.D.
NIAAA Director
Chief, NIDA Neurobiology of Addiction Section
Opioid Addiction: “The Gain in the Brain Is in the Pain”

Andrew Mannes, M.D.
Chief, Clinical Center Department of Perioperative Medicine
Non-opioid Therapy for Treating Severe, Refractory Cancer Pain


Plenary Session III. Celebrating Cutting Edge Technologies at the IRP
Moderator: Bruce Tromberg, Ph.D., NIBIB Director
Masur Auditorium, NIH Building 10
3:00–4:00 p.m. (four 12-minute talks)

Adam Phillippy, Ph.D.
Head, NHGRI Genome Informatics Section
Can Nanopore Sequencing Finally Finish the Human Genome? 

Elizabeth Kang, M.D.
Head, Hematotherapeutics Unit, Genetic Immunotherapy Section, LCIM, NIAID
Genetically Modified Cells for Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Moving Forward the Clinical Benefit

Hari Shroff, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, NIBIB Section on High Resolution Optical Imaging
Faster, Sharper, Deeper, Longer: New Optical and Computational Techniques for Use in Biomedical Imaging

Hannah Valantine, M.D.
Senior Investigator, NHLBI Laboratory of Transplantation Genomics
The Liquid Biopsy: Cell-Free DNA for Early Detection of Organ Rejection


Award Ceremony & Reception
South Lobby, NIH Building 10
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (or until the band gets blisters)

Please join us for an informal award ceremony and reception featuring food (including microbial fermentations) and music. We will salute all FARE awardees, not all of whom presented at the 2019 Research Festival, as well as the winner of the Scientific Director's cooking/baking competition. Then the NIH Director's band, aka “ARRA” (Affordable Rock'n' Roll Act) takes over under the canopy of the South Lobby. All are welcome.

Wait, there's more...

Please visit the Technical Sales Association (TSA) Research Festival Exhibit Tent Show on September 12 and 13 in the morning and early afternoon. This is in Parking Lot 10H. You, uh, can't miss it. A large group of exhibitors will display state-of-the-art equipment supplies and services by leading regional and national biomedical research suppliers. Visit early to get all the best goodies.