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This highly interactive session will help you articulate your expertise with polish and credibility. The trainer will share best practices for presenting yourself and your ideas more effectively. Also in the training will be skill-building exercises to help you refine your signature speaking style and project with confidence.

This event is in partnership with Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and NIH Asian Pacific American Organization (APAO).

Air date: 1/8/2015 12:30:00 PM


This is the second seminar in the FY2015 DDM Seminar Series. To receive credit for watching the LIVE Videocast, you need to register for the event in LMS on the morning of the event. Archived Videocast registration is also available in LMS approximately 10 days after the event. This seminar will feature speaker, Bonnie St. John. Ms. St. John is the first African-American to win medals in Winter Paralympic competition as a ski racer, and now she is a motivational speaker who challenges individuals to go above and beyond. NBC Nightly News selected St. John as "One of the five most inspiring women in America".

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Air date: 2/12/2015 11:00:00 AM


This event personifies the mission of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) which is the nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers dedicated to eradicating the life-ending and vicious effects of mesothelioma. We aim to be the global entity for correct medical information regarding mesothelioma and the “go to” place for everyone connected with it. At this event the entire mesothelioma community comes together to learn of the newest advances in the science and research of mesothelioma and also to discover new treatments and approaches to improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with the disease.

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Air date: 3/3/2015 9:30:00 AM


National Advisory Mental Health Council Open Policy Session

Air date: 2/6/2015 9:15:00 AM


The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) includes the support of basic, clinical and translational research as well as the support of research training and the development of research careers. To help achieve the goals of the NIDCR, the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council (NADCRC) has the responsibility of advising, consulting with and making recommendations to the Secretary, DHHS, and the Director, NIDCR, on matters relating to the directions of research, research support, training and career development supported by the Institute. Included in this responsibility is the conduct of the secondary review of research grant applications with a focus on NIDCR scientific program priorities and program balance as well as the conduct of research by the Division of Intramural Research, NIDCR.

Air date: 1/27/2015 8:30:00 AM


A meeting held by the NIDDK Executive Officer for all administrative staff in NIDDK.

Air date: 1/27/2015 1:00:00 PM


NIH Director's Seminar Series

One overall goal of the Retinal Neurobiology Section (RNS) is to understand how retinal neurons interact (synapses) and how a network of interactions (circuits) transmits visual information. Such knowledge is vital for understanding mechanisms of early visual processing as well as brain functions in general. It will also establish a foundation for understanding pathogenesis of retinal diseases, many of which affect synapses before cell death occurs and almost all of which eventually affect circuits as proper wirings are altered pathologically. A second interest of this section is to understand how the retina adapts to extreme metabolic conditions, such as those experienced by hibernating animals. We believe that metabolism is one of the core issues pertain to the health and disease of the retina. By studying hibernating animals, we hope to identify strategies that can help to better cope with metabolic stresses that often drive retinal diseases.

Air date: 1/9/2015 12:00:00 PM


The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) will hold the sixth annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies. Speakers, Jerome Groopman, M.D., the Dina and Raphael Recanati chair of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Pamela Hartzband, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and attending physician in the division of endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will present “When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making.”

The husband-and-wife team will present a new way to make the best medical decisions. They reveal that each of us has a “medical mind,” a highly individual approach to weighing the risks and benefits of treatment. To ascertain our unique medical minds, they will present probing questions. Are you a minimalist or a maximalist, a believer or a doubter, do you look for natural healing or the latest technology? Drs. Groopman and Hartzband explain how pitfalls in thinking and the way statistics are presented in pharmaceutical advertisements, the news media and even scientific reports can mislead all of us. The talk will demonstrate the contrast between the role of population guidelines with the care of the individual, and explain the complexities of end of life care – all factors that contribute to a person’s “medical mind.” In their talk, Drs. Groopman and Hartzband will weave vivid narratives from real patient experiences with insights from recent cognitive research to demonstrate how to arrive at choices that serve the individual best.

Dr. Groopman’s research interests include studying how viruses cause immune deficiency and cancer, the role of endocannabinoids in hematopoiesis, mechanisms of liver injury due to hepatitis c, and the effects of novel cell cycle inhibitors against mantle cell lymphoma. He has been integral in developing many AIDS-related therapies. Dr. Hartzband’s clinical interests include thyroid disorders, adrenal and pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and calcium disorders. Together, Drs. Groopman and Hartzband co-authored the book “How Doctors Think” and write a monthly column for the American College of Physicians’ publication “ACP Internist.”

The lecture series was established in honor of Stephen E. Straus, M.D., founding director of NCCAM and an internationally recognized clinician-scientist. Under his leadership, research of complementary health therapies grew threefold. In addition to serving as NCCAM director, Dr. Straus was senior investigator in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

This event is supported by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health with generous funding from Bernard and Barbro Osher.

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Air date: 1/26/2015 10:00:00 AM


The 192nd meeting of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council.

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Air date: 1/29/2015 8:00:00 AM

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