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Updated July 27, 2016
2016 NIAMS IRP Summer Interns
The NIAMS Summer Internship Program provides outstanding opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students contemplating a career in biomedical research or academic medicine. Our 2016 summer interns received mentoring from NIAMS leadership and researchers, attended lectures and symposia, engaged in basic and clinical research, and gained notable experience that will help them pursue their career goals.
NIAMS Alum Wins Award at OxCam Colloquium
Congratulations to Steven Witte who received the “Innovation Award for Novel Solutions in Biology or Medicine” at the recent OxCam Colloquium. Mr. Witte, an NIH OxCam Scholar, trained in the Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch and uncovered how super-enhancers control macrophage cell activation and inflammation. He is currently completing his dissertation work at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Neutrophils and NETosis
A recent review article from the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch provides an overview of neutrophils and NETosis, explains how they contribute to autoimmune and kidney diseases, and discusses neutrophils as a potential therapeutic target for these diseases. Read the abstract.
NIAMS Awards 2016 TMT Winners
The NIAMS Career Development and Outreach Branch sponsored its inaugural Three Minute Talk (TMT) Competition on May 19th. In this competition, trainees communicate the substance and significance of their research in three minutes using plain language and a single slide. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Dan Leigh, postbac fellow in the Laboratory of Oral Connective Tissue Biology, and Dr. Daniella Schwartz, clinical fellow in the Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch.
Rheumatology Fellow Wins Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Sara Alehashemi, Rheumatology Fellow, who received a poster award and was selected to give a podium presentation at the 14th Annual D.C. Rheumatology Fellows Forum. She presented a poster on a case study of relapsing polychondritis and gave a talk on advanced imaging techniques for large vessel vasculitis.
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