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4/18/2014
BSSR Lecture Series

There is growing recognition of the importance of emotional stress as a potentially modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Emotional stress potentially contributes to CVD in multiple ways, from influencing CVD risk factors, to affecting the development of atherosclerosis, to triggering acute CVD events, to impairing recovery, prognosis and quality of life of patients who have already developed the disease. Emerging evidence suggests that young individuals, young women in particular, are especially vulnerable to the adverse effects of stress on the cardiovascular system, which may result in earlier onset of CVD or more adverse prognosis if the disease is already manifest. Women’s susceptibility to psychosocial stress could play a role in sex differences in the pathophysiology and outcome of CVD. For example, it could help explain the higher propensity of women toward microvascular dysfunction, which has been linked to emotional stress. It could also explain why young women with an acute myocardial infarction have twice the mortality than men of the same age despite less severe coronary disease. Future research should study women and men earlier in their life to better understand the risk pathways linking emotional stress to CVD risk and devise successful interventions to ameliorate such risk.

Air date: 5/16/2014 2:00:00 PM


4/17/2014

Ethics Rounds: NIH Research with Chimpanzees: Implementing the Institute of Medicine Report

For more information go to http://www.cc.nih.gov/about/news/grcurrent.html

Air date: 4/30/2014 12:00:00 PM


4/16/2014

The goals of this co-sponsored workshop with the Muscular Distrophy Association (MDA) are to bring together experts from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to address core challenges in the development of gene therapy for neuromuscular diseases and develop recommendations to help guide specific efforts in neuromuscular disease, the broader field of gene therapy in neurological disorders, and NINDS translational program decisions. Our focus will be on three neuromuscular diseases: spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Discussion will be based on where unmet medical need and the state of the science is compelling, as well as where the NINDS and the MDA missions intersect. We anticipate inviting participants who have experience in discovery and development of treatments for these diseases, particularly expertise in gene therapy development. Proceedings will be webcasted to serve a broader audience.

For more information go to https://meetings.ninds.nih.gov/meetings/MDA-NINDS/

Air date: 4/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


4/14/2014

The May 16, 2014, joint meeting of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council and the Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) Review Board will feature presentations by NCATS leadership, the CAN Review Board and invited guests. Presentations will include a Director’s Report, a presentation by the NCATS Advisory Council Working Group on the IOM CTSA Program Report, and proposed CAN initiatives for Fiscal Year 2015. Council subcommittees also will report on 1) patient engagement; 2) partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and venture capital firms; and 3) medical technologies. In addition, NCATS staff will present a Concept Clearance of proposed initiatives for consideration and approval by Council. For more information, visit: http://www.ncats.nih.gov/about/ncats-council/council.html and http://www.ncats.nih.gov/about/can-board/can-board.html.

Air date: 5/16/2014 8:30:00 AM


4/14/2014

National Women's Health Week is a nationwide educational initiative annually observed for one week immediately following Mother's Day, May 12-16, 2014. With the theme, "Take Time for You", women are encouraged to take time out for themselves and make their own health a top priority. The NIH Office of Research on Women's Health National Women's Health Week scientific forum is intended to motivate and inform the broad NIH community on scientific issues relevant to women's health research during this week focused specifically on women's health.

Air date: 5/14/2014 2:00:00 PM


4/9/2014

The 190th meeting of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council on May 29-30, 2014.

For more information go to http://www.ninds.nih.gov/find_people/nands/index.htm

Air date: 5/29/2014 8:00:00 AM


4/9/2014

Dr. Gordon Fishell will present a talk TBD for the Neuroscience Seminar Series on Monday, April 21, 2014 in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Bldg. 35 Room 620/630.

Air date: 4/21/2014 12:00:00 PM


4/9/2014

The current Federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research were promulgated well before the widespread use of the Internet in the conduct of human subjects research, and assessing how the regulatory requirements apply to this type of research can be challenging for both investigators and IRBs. This session will address how specific requirements of the Federal regulations apply to research using the Internet and discuss strategies for managing the relevant ethical issues and regulatory considerations, including assessing the privacy and identifiability of subject information obtained via the Internet; the use of the Internet for subject recruitment and retention; informed consent procedures; and maintaining confidentiality in an online environment. In light of the July 2011 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking comment on possible changes to the Common Rule, this session will also discuss the related ANPRM proposals that are being contemplated on the Federal level.

Air date: 5/8/2014 2:00:00 PM


4/8/2014

This will be a 3 day 8:30am - 4:00pm training sessions for NIMH Intramural Procurement. This is the first time Procurement Training has been offered - an out of state trainer will come out to our main campus. These sessions will be videotaped for future use for future employees/contractors.

Air date: 5/15/2014 8:30:00 AM


4/8/2014

This will be a 3 day 8:30am - 4:00pm training sessions for NIMH Intramural Procurement. This is the first time Procurement Training has been offered - an out of state trainer will come out to our main campus. These sessions will be videotaped for future use for future employees/contractors.

Air date: 5/1/2014 8:30:00 AM


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