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Click to Watch Science in the Public Health - Bacteria: Can't live with'em, can't live without'em (HHS Only)

Science in the Public Health

Did you know that your body has 10 times more microbial cells than human cells? While bacteria have historically been associated with illness and disease, they are also integral to your health. The microbial ecosystem in the human body is not fixed but can be influenced by diet, obesity, and other factors, such as antibiotic use or abuse. Current research seeks to characterize our resident bacteria. This forum will present an overview of the fascinating roles of bacteria in human health.

This training is recommended for ESA Credit.

STEP subcommittee for this event:
Chair: Mike Small
Members: Sally Amero, Cindy Davis, Sue Garges, Chris Ketchum, Vishnu Purohit, Arnold Revzin

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 8:30:00 AM EST (-0500)

Mike Small, Sally Amero, Cindy Davis, Sue Garges, Chris Ketchum, Vishnu Purohit, Arnold Revzin

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Runtime 240 minutes

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Click to Watch Postbac Lecture Series: The Big Picture

Where is biomedical research heading in the 21st century?

Presented by Michael M. Gottesman, MD, Deputy Director for Intramural Research

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 12:00:00 PM EST (-0500)

Sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education

Runtime 60 minutes

Later Today

Evaluating Positions and Negotiating Job Offers

You’ve got the job offer! Now what do you do? In this workshop, learn what you should consider when beginning negotiations. Also, learn the types of package details you can negotiate from a Dean’s perspective.

Topics include:

  • Should you pursue this offer?
  • What to look for when evaluating offers?
  • Potential issues for discussion/negotiation, and
  • Verbal/written offers.
Presented by Joann Boughman, PhD, Executive Direction, American Society of Human Genetics and former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 2:00:00 PM EST (-0500)

Sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education

Runtime 120 minutes

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Demystifying Medicine - Bacterial Sepsis: A New Epidemic and an Old Receptor

The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. Primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff, it is also of interest to medical students and clinicians. The course is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. Each session includes clinical and basic science components which are presented by NIH staff and outside invitees.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 4:00:00 PM EST (-0500)

Tara Palmore, MD (NIAID), Gilbert Ashwell, MD (NIDDK), and John Hanover, PhD (NIDDK)

Runtime 120 minutes


Reconstructing the Circuits of Disease: From Molecular States to Physiological States

Systems Biology Speaker Series

Common human diseases and drug response are complex traits that involve entire networks of changes at the molecular level driven by genetic and environmental perturbations. Efforts to elucidate disease and drug response traits have focused on single dimensions of the system. Studies focused on identifying changes in DNA that correlate with changes in disease or drug response traits, changes in gene expression that correlate with disease or drug response traits, or changes in other molecular traits (e.g., metabolite, methylation status, protein phosphorylation status, and so on) that correlate with disease or drug response are fairly routine and have met with great success in many cases. However, to further our understanding of the complex network of molecular and cellular changes that impact disease risk, disease progression, severity, and drug response, these multiple dimensions must be considered together. Here I present an approach for integrating a diversity of molecular and clinical trait data to uncover models that predict complex system behavior. By integrating diverse types of data on a large scale I demonstrate that some forms of common human diseases are most likely the result of perturbations to specific gene networks that in turn causes changes in the states of other gene networks both within and between tissues that drive biological processes associated with disease. These models elucidate not only primary drivers of disease and drug response, but they provide a context within which to interpret biological function, beyond what could be achieved by looking at one dimension alone. That some forms of common human diseases are the result of complex interactions among networks has significant implications for drug discovery: designing drugs or drug combinations to impact entire network states rather than designing drugs that target specific disease associated genes.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009 8:30:00 AM EST (-0500)

Dr. Eric Schadt, Department of Genetics, Rosetta Inpharmatics/Merck Research Labs

Runtime 60 minutes

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