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Research Festival Poster for 2004
2004 NIH Research Festival

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September 28 - October 1
General Schedule of Events
Keynote Address
Poster Sessions
Job Fair for NIH Postdoctoral, Research and Clinical Fellows
Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research
TSA Research Festival Exhibit Show
Festival Food and Music Fair
Research Festival Committees
Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research
Tuesday, September 28 - Friday, September 29
Natcher Conference Center  

Special information booths on intramural research resources will be displayed in the lobby of Natcher Conference Center on September 28 and September 29. 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 Bioinformatics, NCI

The cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) will allow cancer researchers to share tools, data and infrastructure according to agreed upon, common standards. More than 50 NCI-designated Cancer Centers have worked in partnership with NCI to identify common needs and to develop the vision and structure of the grid. caBIG will effectively form a World Wide Web of cancer research.

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. For assistance contact the CIT Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Communications, 301-496-6203, or for technical help call the CIT Help Desk at 301-496-4357, or visit the CIT web site .
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. Our current exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians features more than three hundred thirty woman- physicians' stories. The exhibition presents an interview with Barbara Ross-Lee, the first African American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school; the personal mementoes and uniform jacket of former Surgeon General Antonia Novello; and a look back through history to discover more about the women who have paved the way for the break throughs of today. For details on visiting hours, tour information and education programs, please contact the exhibition educator at 301-594-1947 or at
Genetics Home Reference, NLM

The Genetics Home Reference, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides a bridge between the clinical questions of the public and the rich technical data emerging from the Human Genome Project. The site's integrated web-based approach provides brief summaries of genetic conditions and the molecular basis of those conditions written in lay language. Located at, the Genetics Home Reference continues to add new topics and features, such as information about chromosomes and chromosomal disorders.

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: or
Helix Systems: Scientific Supercomputing for NIH

The Center for Information Technology (CIT) Helix systems provides high-performance computers including a 1,100 processor Linux cluster, for scientific use by NIH researchers. Applications include computational chemistry/molecular dynamics, bioinformatics, image analysis and statistical analysis.

Integrative Neural Immune Program, NIMH

The Integrative Neural Immune Program (INIP) is an intramural research program, designed to foster interdisciplinary research in the field of neural immune interactions. The program's structure facilitates inter-institute, inter-agency, university, and private sector partnering. Subject areas include a broad range of research topics from the study of molecular, cellular and neuroanatomical mechanisms of neural immune interactions to systems level analysis of communications between the central nervous, endocrine and immune systems and their clinical applications. The INIP infrastructure includes a special interest group lecture series, focused workshops, a web site, list serv and competitive shared Intramural Research Awards to collaborating researchers from participating ICs (

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. For more information, check out

NIH Blood Bank

The NIH Blood Bank will provide educational information pertaining to donation opportunities. Learn about whole blood components, apheresis, and research. Save A Life…You Can Help…Make It A Lifestyle. Call 301-496-1048 to donate or visit for more information.

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.

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 take available online courses, register on-line for the lecture courses, or check the training schedule for course presentation dates at the OACU website:

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 Facilities Development and Operations, OD

Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations, OD (ORFDO) provides support services for the NIH research community in the following areas: master planning, space and facilities planning and space and facilities maintenance, building renovation and construction, utilities management and custodial services.

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; it includes: 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 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 available on our web site:

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.

Office of Technology Development, NIAID

The Office of Technology Development (OTD) supports NIAID's intramural and extramural research programs by facilitating collaborations between NIAID researchers and external research and development organizations and assisting in the commercialization of inventions from the institute's intramural program. OTD's staff utilizes scientific, legal and business expertise to negotiate agreements with universities, non-profit organizations, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and other government institutions. OTD also manages NIAID's portfolio of patents and inventions and serves as a resource for issues concerning intellectual property and technology transfer. The exhibit shows how technology development, in general, and OTD, specifically, enable the transfer of materials, technology, and expertise into and out of NIH. Information on positions within the technology development/transfer field is also provided. Further information is available at, or by contacting the office on 301-496-2644.

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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