2014 Annual Research Colloquium

The Annual Research Colloquium for the NIH Global Doctoral Partnerships (NIH Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program, Wellcome Trust and NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program) was held in Bethesda, Maryland on the campus of the NIH on June 19, 2014.  Additionally, Cambridge University hosted the local Annual Research Colloquium in the United Kingdom June 22-23.  The Research Colloquium opened on the morning of June 19th on the campus of the NIH with Dr. Kathryn Zoon, Director DIR/NIAID, and her talk entitled “Human Interferons: Structure and Function.”  Throughout the day, NIH program mentors and students presented their research.  Dr. Michael Gottesman, NCI, made a presentation on the future of cancer research followed by Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NIH Distinguished Investigator, Section on Organelle Biology, and Colloquium Keynote Speaker who presented a talk entitled “Looking Under the Hood of Cells through Imaging.”  Additionally, Dr. Balaban, Scientific Director NHLBI spoke about the impact of students in the lab. The afternoon agenda included “Elevator Science – Selling Your Science in 5 Minutes or Less,” which consisted of seven presentations made by individual students.  Beverages and light fare were served during the Poster Session held in the FAES Atrium.  In the evening, students, mentors, NIH program administrators and members of the Alliance Board of Directors and guests attended a dinner reception, sponsored by Philips Healthcare, held at Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland. TDSCF1196hree outstanding students were honored for their research and members of the incoming Class of 2014 were welcomed and awarded program medallions.

Please email rb@biomedalliance.org for information regarding the 2015 Annual Research Colloquium will be held at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, June 22-24.