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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 DeWitt Stetten Jr. 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 8, 2002
Adriano Aguzzi, "Immunobiology of Prion Diseases"
January 16, 2002
Carla Shatz, "Brain Waves and Immune Genes in Brain Wiring During Development"
January 18, 2002
Hartmut Michel, "Crystallization Structures and Mechanisms of the Membrane Protein Complexes from the Respiratory Chain"
January 23, 2002
James Jackson, "Race and Ethnic Disparities in Physical and Mental Health: The National Survey of American Life"
January 30, 2002
David Piston, "Imaging the Dynamics of Living Systems from Single Cells to Whole Animals"
February 6, 2002
Eric Nestler, "Molecular Basis of Addictive States"
February 20, 2002
Georgia Dunston, "Biomedical Significance of DNA Polymorphisms"
February 27, 2002
Aravinda Chakravarti, "Genetic Architecture of Complex Disease: Simple or Complex?"
March 6, 2002
Ann Graybiel, "Neural Mechanisms of Habit Formation: Plasticity in Cortico-Basal Ganglia Loops"
March 13, 2002
Steve McKnight, "Ideas on How Circadian Rhythm is Reciprocally Linked to Metabolism"
March 20, 2002
Peter Cresswell, "Redox Reactions in Antigen Processing"
March 27, 2002
Dan Littman, "Epigenetic Regulation in T Cell Development"
April 10, 2002
Suzanne Pfeffer, "Regulation of Receptor Trafficking by Rab GTPases"
April 17, 2002
Norman Pace, "Molecular Microbial Ecology: In Hot Springs and Human Disease"
April 24, 2002
A. James Hudspeth, "How the Ear's Works Work: Transduction and Amplification by Hair Cells"
May 8, 2002
David Mooney, "Cell Instructive Materials for Tissue Engineering and Regeneration"
May 15, 2002
Irving Weissman, "Biology and Transplantation of Stem and Progenitor Cells"
May 22, 2002
Gerard Evan, "Building and Demolishing a Cancer In Vivo"
May 24, 2002
Paul Farmer, "Infections and Inequalities: The Challenge for Biosocial Research"
June 11, 2002
Tom Rapoport, "Protein Transport In and Out of the ER"
June 19, 2002
Robert Lefkowitz, "Arrestins: Traffic Cops of Cell Signaling"
September 11, 2002
Edward O. Wilson, "The Future of Life"
September 18, 2002
Elizabeth Komives, "Biophysics of Protein-Protein Interactions"
September 25, 2002
Terrence Sejnowski, "The Dynamic Brain"

The NIH Director's Lecture
Speakers nominated by researchers and scientific interest groups throughout NIH, and approved by the NIH Director.
March 11, 2002
Steve Straus, "Exploring the Scientific Basis of Complementary and Alternative Medicine"
April 3, 2002
Arvid Carlsson, "A Paradigm Shift in Brain Research"
May 1, 2002
Marianne Bronner-Fraser, "Formation and Evolution of the Neural Crest"

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.
June 26, 2002
Richard Peto, "Halving Premature Death"

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.
June 12, 2002
Paul Greengard, "The Neurobiology of Slow Synaptic Transmission"
Eric Kandel, "Molecular Biology of Memory and Its Disorders: Some Societal Implications

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.
February 13, 2002
Douglas Lowry, "Papillomavirus Virus-like Particles for Vaccines Against HPV and Other Diseases"
October 9, 2002
Jeffrey Trent, "Integrating Genetics, Genomics, and Biology of Malignant Melanoma"

The DeWitt Stetten Jr., Lecture
Established by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in 1982 and presented annually in honor of Dr. Stetten, the third NIGMS director.
October 23, 2002
Douglas Lauffenburger, "EGF receptor Circuit Operation: A Paradigm from Quantitative Cell Biology"
Garrett Odell, "The Robustness of Evolved Genetic Networks Would Be Astonishing Were It Not Essential"
Lucy Shapiro, "The Cell Cycle: Spatial and Temporal Control of a Multicomponent Genetic Network"

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.
December 18, 2002
Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., "Prometheus' Vulture and the Promise of Stem Cells"

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.
October 7, 2002
John Colloer, PH.D., "Anthrax Toxin: Structure, Activity, and New Inhibitors."

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