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NIH Summer Science at Home 2021

Many of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the NIH, will be offering activities: investigators discussing their research, panels on the careers IC trainees pursue, or perhaps workshops on current important issues in their disciplines. We will also post IC journal clubs and lecture series that are open to summer interns across the NIH.

Participating Institutes and Centers:


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder (NIDCD)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)


 

Participating Institutes and Centers by Date: See the Summer Curriculum page


National Cancer Institute (NCI)


Date: June 11, 2021
Time:  2:00-4:00 pm (ET)
Title: The Science of the NCI as Told by Its Trainees

Description: This session will provide insight into the NCI training experience.

You can watch a recording of this panel at https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/ldr.php?RCID=805f263e54ce415bbe23fec8b3aed94a.


National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)


Date: July 23, 2021
Time:  12:00-1:00 pm (ET)
Title: Combining Clinical Care for Hearing Loss and Research:  Careers at NIDCD

Speakers: Dr. Carmen Brewer, Chief Research Audiologist of the NIDCD Audiology Unit; Dr. Wade Chien, an NIDCD Surgeon-Scientist and Principal Investigator of the Inner Ear Gene Therapy Program; and Dr. Michael Hoa, an NIDCD Surgeon-Scientist and Principal Investigator of the Auditory Development and Restoration Program

Description: Clinical panel with experts in hearing and balance research

Online Meeting Information: TBD


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Date: July 9, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
Title: Structural Biology, Drug Development, and Blazing New Career Pathways for a Diverse Scientific Workforce
Speaker: Susan Buchanan, PhD, Deputy Scientific Director NIDDK, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Description: Dr. Buchanan's research focuses on the structural determination of integral membrane proteins that may aid in the development of novel anti-bacterial vaccines and drugs.  She is a staunch advocate for women in science.

Online Meeting Information: https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1619816857?pwd=S2Q4NXhoeUxma2VFNzhjZjBSTmxNUT09
Meeting ID: 161 981 6857
Passcode: 683102


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Date: July 23, 2021

Time:  2:00-4:00 pm (ET)
Title: Addiction Science Showcase
Speaker:  TBD

Online Meeting Link: https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1608754732?pwd=MmpVRFgyYW80UnpkNEZuQStpSExNdz09
Meeting ID: 160 875 4732
Passcode: 531988

NIDA Virtual Summer Seminar Series

The National Institute on Drug Abuse also invites all interested students and trainees to its (Mostly) Monday Seminar Series. The series begins on June 21. You will find the complete schedule and the event links here.



National Institute on Environmental Health Science (NIEHS)

Date: July 9, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm (ET)
Title: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Career Panel

Panelists:

Sue Fenton, PhD, Group Leader, Reproductive Endocrinology Group, National Toxicology Program
Joe Rodriguez, PhD, Principal Investigator, Single Cell Dynamics Group, Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
Janine Santos, PhD, Group Leader, Predictive Toxicology and Screening Group, National Toxicology Program
Jason Watts, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator, Transcriptional Responses in Disease Group, Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory

Description: The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives. Join us for a career panel discussion to learn about the research that takes place at NIEHS and the paths that led our panelists into their current roles.

Online Meeting Information:

Event link: https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1609013869?pwd=RGxuTmhhMnlpTlQ2NFIxZ21FamhNdz09
Webinar ID: 160 901 3869
Passcode: 061821


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


Date: July 30, 2021
Time: 11:00-12:00 pm (ET)
Title: Suicide Risk across the Lifespan
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Ballard, Director, Psychology and Behavior Research, Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch

Description: This session will feature a research and career talk by Dr. Elizabeth Ballard, Director of Psychology and Behavior Research in the Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch at NIMH. Dr. Ballard’s research focuses on risk factors for suicide and treatment. Students will learn about ongoing research efforts in the intramural program. For more information visit the lab site at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/research/research-conducted-at-nimh/research-areas/clinics-and-labs/etpb/.

Event link: https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1616226888?pwd=bzdFMmdkZnJ3cmpWeTVobm1VRVRrZz09
Meeting ID: 161 622 6888
Passcode: 347363


NIMH Events for Summer Interns on days other than Fridays and/or after the end of the formal Summer Internship Program


Date: July 13, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm (ET)
Title: Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Cortical Communications
Speaker: Dr. Soohyun Lee, Chief, Unit on Functional Neural Circuits

Description: This session will feature a research and career talk by Dr. Soohyun Lee, Chief of the Unit on Functional Neural Circuits at NIMH. Dr. Lee’s laboratory focuses on understanding interactions between sensation and action as a function of internal brain states. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how brain activity interacts with sensation on a circuit and neuron level.  For more information on this research visit the lab site at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/research/research-conducted-at-nimh/principal-investigators/soohyun-lee

Event link:
https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1612141051?pwd=WFI3Y0FZYUw0ZEU2VkUybXUzeERaZz09
Meeting ID: 161 214 1051
Passcode: 529638

Date: July 22, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00-2:00pm (ET)
Title: Looking For Science In All The Wrong Places
Speaker: Dr. Francisco Pereira, Director, Machine Learning Team

Description: This session will feature a research and career talk by Dr. Francisco Pereira, Director of the Machine Learning Team at NIMH. The goal of the Machine Learning Team is to support researchers in the NIMH intramural program who want to address research problems in clinical and cognitive neuroscience using machine learning approaches. Students will learn the importance of machine learning and the methods used to guide the research process. For more information visit the group site at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/research/research-conducted-at-nimh/principal-investigators/francisco-pereira-phd .

Event link: https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1613983991?pwd=b3FxNTJCS3IvMEdydUIraUhxN09WUT09
Meeting ID: 161 398 3991
Passcode: 462327

Date: August 13, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 10:00-11:00 am (ET)
Title: Studying Irritability and Frustration in Youth
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Leibenluft, Chief, Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience

Description: This session will feature a research and career talk by Dr. Ellen Leibenluft, Chief of the Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience at NIMH. Dr. Leibenluft’s lab focuses on the brain mechanisms involved with bipolar disorder and sever irritability in children and adolescents. Students will learn about bipolar disorder and how it affects youth. For more information visit the lab site at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/research/research-conducted-at-nimh/principal-investigators/ellen-leibenluft .

Event link: https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1606186309?pwd=K0o3OTEzSFV5bmtBRDdGeCtkN3JDdz09
Meeting ID: 160 618 6309
Passcode: 626877



National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Date: June 25,2021
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
Title: Prospecting Using Medical Imagery: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Health Research

Speaker: Sameer Antani, PhD

Description: Medical image processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence techniques have led to trailblazing progress in biomedical applications, which has fueled hope for improvements in healthcare delivery and research. Yet, despite the stellar results achieved through deep learning, only a few narrowly scoped methods are making such an impact on diagnostic medicine and computational health research. In this talk, I will highlight some ongoing research in my lab in biomedical image analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. We will focus on two clinical problems: cervical cancer diagnostics, where we analyze optical images and microscopic images, and chest X-ray analysis for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and COVID-19 manifestations. I will also touch upon significant gaps between state-of-the-art algorithms trained on highly curated datasets and the desired goal of an intelligent assistant for clinical decision-making.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://nih.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsde2tqDMjEp5C65_hV3IE33pXJiZQQAM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date: July 2, 2021
Time: 1:00–2:00 pm (ET)
Title: What Can We Learn about Bacterial Evolution from Genome Sequences?

Speaker: Sofya Garushyants, PhD, Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow

Description: Many different bacteria have been sequenced in the past 25 years. Describing new species based on genomic features is now a routine practice in microbiology labs. What’s more, for a variety of bacteria, only the genome is known but no cell culture is available. Why are genomes so important? What can be learned about bacterial evolution from genome sequences, and how can this help us find new antibacterial treatments? During this session, we will discuss what has been learned about the ribosome and the ways bacteria mutate just by examining bacterial genomes. We will also talk about microbial defense systems and how they may hop from one bacteria to another.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://nih.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdOmtrzMpH_vNvLXUDWhRaRwogEV35S4
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.