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NIH Almanac - Lectures

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These are some of the major lectures sponsored by NIH:
The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture
The NIH Director's Lecture
The Gordon Lecture
The Florence Mahoney Lecture on Aging
The G. Burroughs Mider Lecture
The NIH Alumni Association Shannon Lecture
The George Khoury Lecture
The Kinyoun Lecture

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture
NIH’s premier scientific talks of campus-wide interest, usually given on its namesake day.
January 3, 2001
Michael J.P. Meaney, "Maternal Care, Gene Expression, and Neural Development"
January 10, 2001
Sharon S. Hillier, "Topical Microbicides: An HIV Prevention Strategy for the New Millennium"
January 17, 2001
Peter C. Doherty, "Characters and Limitations of the CD8+ T Cell response in Acute and Persistent Viral Infections"
January 24, 2001
Trudi M. Schuepbach, "Signaling through the EGF receptor and the Establishment of the Dorso-ventral Pattern in Drosophila Oogenesis"
January 31, 2001
Gary G. Borisy, "Actin Machinery: Pushing the Envelope"
February 7, 2001
Susan Scrimshaw, "Beyond Health Disparities: Behavior and Cultural Diversity in Health"
February 21, 2001
Laura L. Kiessling, "Tuning Signal Transduction with Synthetic Ligands"
February 28, 2001
Jennifer A. Doudna, "Structural insights into Signal Recognition Particle Function"
March 14, 2001
Clifford Tabin, "Signals Patterning the Vertebrate Embryo"
March 21, 2001
Tyler Jacks, "Modeling Cancer in the Mouse"
March 28, 2001
James W. Nelson, "Cell-cell Adhesion and the Development of Epithelial Cell Polarity"
April 4, 2001
Jasper Rine, "Silencing the Cell Cycle in DNA Replication"
April 11, 2001
Roger Nicoll, "Synaptic Plasticity and the Redistribution of Glutamate Receptors"
May 9, 2001
Troy Duster, "Buried Alive! The Concept of Race in Science"
May 23, 2001
Karin Blakemore, "In Utero Bone Marrow Transplantation"
May 30, 2001
Mark M. Davis, "Visualizing T Cell Recognition"
June 13, 2001
Etana Padan, "Structure, Function and Regulation of NhaA, a Key Na+/H+ Antiporter for pH and Na+ Homeostasis"
June 20, 2001
Nigel Unwin, "Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor and the Structural Basis of Fast Synaptic Transmission"
June 27, 2001
Philip Leder, "Cancer: An Unfortunate Genetic Collaboration"

The NIH Director's Lecture
Speakers nominated by researchers and scientific interest groups throughout NIH, and approved by the NIH Director.
May 4, 2001
Ahmed Zewail, "Physical and Biological Sciences at New Limits"
May 16, 2001
William Julius Wilson, "Welfare, Children and Families: The Impact of Welfare Reform in the New Economy"

The Gordon Lecture
Named in honor of Robert S. Gordon, Jr., M.D., former Assistant Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service and Special Assistant to former NIH Director, Dr. James Wyngaarden. Topics focus on clinical research and epidemiology.
April 18, 2001
David L. DeMets, "Managing and Monitoring Multicenter Clinical Trials: Who is in Charge of What?"

The Florence Mahoney Lecture on Aging
Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. The series recognizes Mrs. Mahoney's lifetime commitment to medical research and its benefits to people worldwide. Florence Stephenson Mahoney is widely known for her dedicated efforts in shaping national health science policy, particularly with respect to aging.
March 7, 2001
Fred H. Gage, "Neurogenesis and Regeneration in the Adult Nervous System"

The G. Burroughs Mider Lecture
Established in 1968 in honor of the first NIH director of laboratories and clinics. The lecture is presented by an NIH intramural scientist to recognize and appreciate outstanding contributions to biomedical research.
April 25, 2001
Harold Varmus, "Mouse Models of Human Cancer"

The NIH Alumni Association Shannon Lecture
Established to emphasize discussion of science and public policy. It was named after former NIH Director, James A. Shannon. M.D. (1955-1968) who is credited with shaping much of the modern NIH.
May 22, 2001
Marcia Angell, "The Ethics of Clinical Trials"

The George Khoury Lecture
Organized by NIH scientists to honor the memory of Dr. George Khoury, who was highly regarded as a superb scientist and caring mentor of the postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory.
November 28, 2001
David Livington, "Molecular and Biological Analyses of BRCA1 Function"

The Kinyoun Lecture
Established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1979 to honor Dr. Joseph J. Kinyoun, who established in 1887 the Laboratory of Hygiene on Staten Island, the predecessor of the National Institutes of Health.
November 19, 2001
Robert Webster, "The Origin and Control of Pandemic Influenza Viruses"

This page was last reviewed on July 11, 2002 .

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