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Training and Research Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health


for Members

Training and Research Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health

Thursday, November 4, 2004

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Science Alliance


Louis Simchowitz will give a brief overview of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and how it is organized, and will discuss several unique features of the research and training environment, including the support infrastructure, and why the NIH is such an exciting, dynamic place to do science. In addition, Dr. Simchowitz will expand on the broad scope of position opportunities along academic as well as nontraditional pathways for professional growth and career development in the greater Washington, DC area.

Simchowitz will conclude with specific information about the wide spectrum of basic and clinical research at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), his home institution, and the key role that his staff, the Fellowship Office, plays in raising visibility about mentoring, developing laboratory management skills, and providing career management services to the nearly 500 trainees at the NIDDK.

Dr. Louis Simchowitz is an accomplished physician-scientist, educator, and administrator with demonstrated expertise in the areas of biomedical research, science development, medical education, grant administration, and financial management. He has held leadership positions at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, as well as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Dr. Simchowitz is the Director of the Office of Fellow Recruitment and Career Development in the Division of Intramural Research at the NIDDK, the fourth largest institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He oversees the orientation, mentoring, research training, and professional development of nearly 500 trainees, mostly postdoctoral and clinical fellows and has been very active in initiating grant writing workshops, developing career transition awards, creating new models for clinical research training, and providing networking opportunities for career advancement.

The event is free for all Academy members.

Coffee, tea, and bagels will be served prior to the seminar.