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Research Festival Poster for 2005
2005 NIH Research Festival

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October 18 - October 21
General Schedule of Events
Poster Sessions
Plenary Session
Concurrent Symposia
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
Past Research Festivals
Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research

NIH Research Festival 2005
Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research
Natcher Conference Center

Special information booths on intramural research resources will be displayed in the lobby of Natcher Conference Center on October 18 & 19. The following NIH Institutes/centers, offices, programs and organizations will be represented:

Center for Information Technology

The Center for Information technology (CIT) can help your organization with computer training, technical support, application development and hosting services, co-locations services for customer-owned servers, IT acquisition, networking and telecommunication 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 NIH Help Desk at 301-496-4357, or visit the CIT web site .

Division of Cancer and Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI

The Division of Cancer and Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIMH 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.

The NCI Fellows Editorial Board (FEB)

The NCI Fellow Editorial Board (FEB) offers a free, confidential scientific document editing service for all investigators, scientists, and fellows! The all-volunteer Board edits manuscripts, grant proposals, abstracts, and other scientific documents for grammar, structure, and style, but des not comment of scientific merit. Authors receive written feedback within 10 business days and may request meetings with editors. For submission instructions or more information, check out the FEB website

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 Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) is the vehicle by which PhD students can join the laboratories of NIH investigators to do all or part of their dissertation research on the NIH campuses. Since the establishment of the GPP in 2000, the number of PhD students at NIH has risen from about 130 to almost 400. Students are working toward their PhDs in either one of 16 formal partnerships with leading universities, or through individual agreements between their PhD program and an NIH investigator. Over 100 U.S. and international universities have students at NIH. A number of the students have established collaborative dissertation projects that allow them to do part of their research at NIH and part with a university scientist. Investigators interested in having students should visit the GPP website at ( ) and/or contact the GPP office at 301-594-6505.

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.

History of Medicine Division/Exhibition Program, NLM

The National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division (HMD) is one of the world's largest repositories for historical medical works. From ancient Arabic health practices to current public health issues, the HMD houses a millennium's worth collections on diverse health topics. The HMD offers access to these treasures to scholars as well as the general public. In addition, the Division's Exhibition Program offers educational programs tailored to visitors' interests, which highlight the Library's resources and the Division's treasures, and present original exhibitions. Our current exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians, chronicles the achievements of women in the field. It profiles over three-hundred women doctors in the U.S. , and includes interviews, galleries with features doctors' personal effects, and interactive computer programs. For details on visiting hours, tour information, and education programs, please contact the Exhibition Outreach Coordinator at (301) 594-1947 or at .

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 (NCBI)

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.

NCI/SAIC Frederick Research Technology Program

The Research Technology Program (RTP) provides NCI and other NIH scientists with access to cutting edge research technologies and expertise, including: mass spectrometry, microarray printing and scanning, genotyping, sequencing, BIAcore analysis, protein identification, expression clone construction, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell production for protein expression, cell-free protein expression, protein purification, real-time PCR, mRNA characterization, recombinant adenovirus and lentiviurs production, confocal and electron microscopy, and NMR spectroscopy. The RTP also includes the Advanced Biomedical Computing Center (ABCC) and Pathology/Histotechnology Laboratory (PHL). The ABCC provides access to high capacity cyber-infrastructure required for many of the technologies described above as well as other high throughput biology experiments. The PHL's expertise and services portfolio ranges from animal necropsies, to hisotpathologic evaluations and includes image analysis, embryology, laser capture microdissection and other molecular techniques. PHL also offers a complete phenotypical evaluation of genetically engineered mice.

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 transitional 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. To learn more, please us at .

Office of Animal Care and Use, OD

The office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) provides oversight and assistance to IC's 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 course 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 Communications NCI

The National Cancer institute provides free information, resources, and publications on cancer and cancer-related research for patients, researchers and health care professionals. Topic areas include: patients education, grant resources, fellowship opportunities, and internship information. For further information please contact Amine Alameddine at (703) 339-4272 or visit us at the web .

Office of NIH History, OD

The Office of NIH History provides educational 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, OD

ORF is responsible for all aspects of NIH facilities planning, construction, maintenance, and operations nationwide. We are also responsible for protecting the NIH environment. We support NIH priorities with safe, secure, sound, healthy, and attractive facilities. Find us on the web at .

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 and 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 contract and other employee amenities.

NIH Environmental Management System (NEMS)

The National Institutes of Health is committed to the protection of environmental and human health, and to the responsible stewardship of environmental resources.  The NIH recognizes that environmental stewardship is best accomplished when all employees and visitors of an organization are actively aware of environmental issues.  The NIH is committed to continual improvement in environmental compliance and pollution prevention through the implementation of the NIH Environmental Management System (NEMS).  Executive Order 13148 requires that federal government agencies implement a comprehensive Environmental Management System (EMS) at appropriate facilities. This initiative requires that all NIH employees and contractors be aware of the environmental impacts of their work and take steps to minimize these impacts. 

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 staff and external research development organizations as well as promoting 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 in to and out of NIH. Information on positions within the technology development/transfer field are also provided. OTD staff will be on hand to discuss what they can do for you-whether it is to help you protect your ideas and materials or better enable you to obtain resources for your research from outside institutions. Further information is available at or by contacting the office at 301-496-2644.

Technology Transfer Branch, NCI

The Technology Transfer Branch (TTB) of the NCI recognizes that interactions with researchers outside of the NIH play an important role in helping NIH scientists achieve research goals. TTB supports these scientific interactions by negotiating agreements between the NIH and outside organizations that ensure research objectives are met and intellectual property is protected. Visit us at for more information.

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