Wednesday Afternoon Lectures: Back by Popular Demand

The popular Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series returned for a second season on Sept. 13 with a presentation by famed epidemiologist Charles Hennekens of Harvard Medical School in Boston. And the rest of the 1995-96 lineup promises to rival the inaugural series, which attracted some of the world's most fascinating researchers to the Bethesda campus.

The series was started last year in an effort to improve attendance at NIH's top lectures by scheduling the talks in an easily accessible location and in a standard time block that scientists can set aside on their calendars. As in the 1994-95 series, most of this season's lectures will again be held on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The Office of Education grants continuing medical education (CME) credits to lecture attendees. For more information on the lecture series, contact Hilda Madine of the Clinical Center's Office of Special Events (phone: 594-5595).

In a new development, all lecture hosts will try to set aside some of the speakers' time to meet with interested students, fellows, and postdocs. Young scientists who want to participate in these meetings, please contact the head of the host group as soon as possible to reserve a spot. Interest- group contacts are listed in the July-August issue of The NIH Catalyst.

Oct. 18

Peter Kim
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Mass.
"Design of Proteins and Drugs"

Oct. 25

Carlos Bustamante
University of Oregon, Eugene
"Imaging Protein-Nucleic Acid Complexes with the Scanning Force Microscope"
Host: Structural Biology Interest Group

Nov. 1

Thomas Kunkel
"DNA Replication Fidelity, Mismatch Repair, and Genome Stability"
NIH Mider Lecture (OD)

Nov. 8

Christopher Walsh
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
"Molecular Mechanisms for Bacterial Resistance to the Antibiotic Vancomycin"
Host: Molecular Biology Interest Group

Nov. 15

Elaine Fuchs
University of Chicago
"Of Mice and Men: Cytoskeleton and Disease"
Host: Cell Biology Interest Group

Nov. 20

Phillip Sharp
Massachusetts Institue of Technology, Cambridge
"RNA Splicing and Biology"
Hosts: NIAID and the NIH Fellows Committee

Nov. 22

John Robbins
"Something Old and Something New; Something Borrowed and Some Things Yet to Do"
NIH Dyer Lecture (OD)

Nov. 29

Richard Anderson
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"Compartmentalization of Signal Transduction in Caveolae"
Hosts: Cell Biology and Signal Transduction Interest Groups

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