T H E   N I H    C A T A L Y S T      J U L Y  –  A U G U S T   2004





Late September to ea rly October is a great time for changing leaves, end-of-summer visits to the beach . . . and the NIH Research Festival.

The 2004 Festival runs from Tuesday, September 28, through Friday October 1, at the Natcher Conference Center. It kicks off Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. with a keynote address by DDIR Michael Gottesman on new and emerging prospects in the NIH Intramural Research Program.

Minisymposia Tuesday and Wednesday focus on:

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Epigenetics and Cell Cycle Control: From DNA Replication to Cancer Therapy

Proteomics in Disease

Gene-based Analysis of Parkinsonism

The Challenge and Promise of Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine

Mast Cell Function: Biological and Clinical Implications

Signaling Mechanisms during Development

NIH Pharmacology and Therapeutics—The Road to Identification of Molecular Targets and Their Structures

Technological Advances in Structural Biology and Biophysics

New Frontiers in Mammalian Genomics

Molecular Imaging: A Tool for Studying Systems Biology in Vivo

Worms, Flies and Fish as Models of Human Disease

Computer-aided Detection in Diagnostic Radiology

Chromatin Remodeling and Gene Regulation

c-AMP-dependent Protein Kinase Signaling and Human Disease

Complex Genetics and Common Brain Disorders

Festival food and music burst forth midday Tuesday and Wednesday; Thursday offers the ever-popular Job Fair for NIH postdocs and research and clinical fellows; and the Technical Sales Association Exhibit Tent show runs Thursday and Friday.

For more details, see the festival site.

Introductory Course to Clinical Research

Registration for "Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research" begins August 18 and closes October 4.

The course runs from October 18, 2004, through February 15, 2005, Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to about 6:30 p.m. There is no tuition fee, but students must buy the required textbook. There are a final exam and a certificate for successful completion of the course.

Nearly 700 students registered for the 2003-2004 program, which was also broadcast to nine other universities and medical centers in the United States; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Lima, Peru.

For more information or to register, visit the course website.

or call the NIH Office of Clinical Research, Training, and Medical Education at 301-496-9425. For reasonable accommodations, call 301-496-9425 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at least seven business days before the event.

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