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NIH Research Festival 2003
Special Exhibits on NIH Intramural Resources

Natcher Conference Center

Special information booths on intramural research resources will be displayed in the
lobby of Natcher Conference Center on October 15. The following NIH institutes/
centers, offices, programs and organizations will be represented:
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program offers
unique postdoctoral experiences, including a Master of Public Health degree,
mentored research and leadership training. Specialty tracks in clinical cancer
prevention research and in the ethics of prevention and public health are two
training opportunities in the fellowship program.
Center for Information Technology
The Center for Information Technology (CIT) can help your organization with
computer training, technical support, application development and hosting services,
IT acquisition, networking and telecommunications strategies, IT security tools and
scientific support.
CIVIL: Enhancing Science, Preventing Violence
CIVIL, NIH's workplace violence prevention effort, helps people recognize and deal
with minor incidents before they become major or deal with repercussions of a more
major event. Civil science can be more productive and creative science.
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI
The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH,
DHHS, provides pre- and postdoctoral training and employment opportunities in
epidemiology, genetics, biostatistics and related fields through its high-quality
population-based interdisciplinary research activities. DCEG is a part of the
intramural research program of NCI.
Exhibition Program, NLM
The National Library of Medicine's Exhibition Program offers engaging learning
opportunities through its original exhibitions. Changing the Face of Medicine:
Celebrating America's Women Physicians will open at NLM (Bldg. 38) on
October 14, 2003. For details on visiting hours, tour information and educational
programs, please contact the exhibition educator at 301-496-5963 or at
Genetics Home Reference, NLM
The Genetics Home Reference, http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov, is a new NLM Web-based
resource that provides consumer-friendly summaries of genetic conditions and
related genes. Although research results from the Human Genome Project are
freely available from scientific databases on the Internet, little of this information
is understandable to the general public. The Genetics Home Reference provides
a bridge between the rich data emerging from the Human Genome Project and
the clinical questions of the public. A demonstration of the Genetics Home
Reference will highlight the site's key features.
Graduate Partnerships Program
The NIH laboratories are linked to Universities in the training of Ph.D. graduate
students through the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP). Students
wishing to pursue a Ph.D. or currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program can come to the
NIH for part or all of their dissertation research. Contact us for details:
gppinfo@nih.gov or http://gpp.nih.gov.
Helix Systems: Scientific Supercomputing for NIH
The Center for Information Technology (CIT) Helix systems provides
high-performance computers including an 1,100 processor Linux cluster, for
scientific use by NIH researchers. Applications include computational
chemistry/molecular dynamics, bioinformatics, image analysis and statistical
Mouse Models of Human Cancers Consortium, NCI
The NCI Mouse Models of Human Cancers Consortium is a collaborative program
designed to derive and characterize mouse models. The Consortium also generates
resources, information and innovative approaches to the application of mouse
models in cancer research. Mouse models that recapitulate many aspects of the
genesis, progression and clinical course of human cancers are valuable resources to
cancer researchers engaged in a variety of basic, translational, clinical and
epidemiological investigations
National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM
NCBI provides integrated access to DNA and protein sequence data, associated
mapping data, protein structures, and MEDLINE. Demonstrations of the GenBank
database, the Entrez retrieval system, PubMed for MEDLINE searching, BLAST and
VAST similarity searches for sequence and structures, and the BankIt and Sequin
sequence submission software will be provided.
NIH Alumni Association
The National Institutes of Health Alumni Association, Inc. (NIHAA) promotes the
NIH in its role as the leading biomedical research institution in the world. The
NIHAA is founded on the belief that service to biomedical science can be enhanced
by an association of individuals who have conducted, supported and administered
research at NIH. They publish a newsletter, NIHAA Update, and also sponsor the
James A. Shannon Lecture and present two awards for Public Service and Service to
NIH. Current NIH employees are encouraged to join as associate members.
NIH Office of Technology Transfer
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) supports the translational aims of NIH
research by partnering with industry. OTT performs these duties by evaluating new
intramural discoveries for their commercial potential, obtaining patent protection
where needed, and marketing and licensing them to industry partners, who in turn
develop useful biomedical products.
NIH Plain Language Program
A few years ago, plain language emerged as a Government-wide initiative to
improve communication with the public, other Government agencies and within
agencies. This initiative required that all Government documents use plain
language by January 1, 2002. The NIH promotes a very active and successful Plain
Language Program. Early in its efforts, NIH formed a Plain Language Coordinating
Committee (PLCC). The PLCC plays a key role in encouraging the use of plain
language by developing and offering training, by providing plain language
resources and by sponsoring an annual award program.
Office of Animal Care and Use, OD
The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) provides oversight and assistance to
ICs conducting biomedical research using animals. The OACU serves as an
information resource for NIH scientists, Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC)
members, veterinarians, animal science specialists and other NIH staff. The OACU
offers a variety of training courses at no cost to assist personnel in fulfilling Federal
training requirements for working with animals. NIH employees and trainees may
register for the courses on-line. Check the training schedule on-line for course
presentation dates at http://oacu.od.nih.gov/training/index.htm.
Office of Cancer Genomics, NCI
The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP) has developed web-based molecular
analysis tools, which are freely accessible to the public. Investigators use these tools
to elucidate the cancer transcriptome.
Office of NIH History, OD
The Office of NIH History provides reference services and access to materials
documenting NIH's rich history, conducts oral histories, sponsors an interest group
and publishes books, articles, and internet-based materials. It also actively collects
instruments, photographs and documents relating to NIH research programs and
produces physical and internet-based exhibits.
Office of Research Services, OD
The Office of Research Services (ORS) is NIH's primary provider of basic support
services for NIH research programs to function and prosper and include:
biomedical engineering and instrumentation resources, medical arts and
photography, comprehensive research library support, veterinary resources,
conference and events management, occupational and radiation safety, occupational
medical services, waste management and disposal, security and public safety, crime
prevention, employee transportation services, mail and printing services,
management of food, travel, interpreting, child care, fitness service contracts and
other employee amenities.
Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations, OD
The Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations (ORFDO) provides
support services for the NIH research community in the following areas: master
planning, space and facilities planning and space and facility management and
maintenance, building renovation and construction, utilities management and
custodial services.
Office of Science Education, OD
The Office of Science Education promotes science literacy through such programs as
the NIH Speakers Bureau, the NIH Curriculum Supplements for use by K-12
teachers, Science in the Cinema and MiniMed School. It also promotes interest in
science and biomedical careers through posters, videos and a career database,
LifeWorks, available on our web site: http://science.education.nih.gov.
Office of Science Planning and Assessment, NCI
Visit this booth to discover more about Planning for Progress. Tools include NCI
Research Resources, International Cancer Research Portfolio, Cancer Research
Initiatives, NCI’s Bypass Budget, and disease-specific Progress Review Groups’
Reports and Strategic Plans.
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office, CC
The Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office is a service of the Warren G.
Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health. The exhibit features
information about the importance of research at the Clinical Center and how patient
volunteers can take part in this important work.

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