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Known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science, the Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With 1,100 Principal Investigators and more than 4,000 Postdoctoral Fellows conducting basic, translational, and clinical research, the IRP is the largest biomedical research institution on earth. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability throughout the world. In the IRP's new podcast, Speaking of Science, you will meet many of the federal researchers working to change lives by advancing all aspects of biomedicine.

Speaking of Science The Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science, the Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With 1,100 Principal Investigators and more than 4,000 Postdoctoral Fellows conducting basic, translational, and clinical research, the IRP is the largest biomedical research institution on earth. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability throughout the world. In the IRP's new podcast, Speaking of Science, you will meet many of the federal researchers working to change lives by advancing all aspects of biomedicine.

    Dr. Hannah Valantine — At the Heart of Diversity

    Dr. Hannah Valantine — At the Heart of Diversity

    Time and again, diversity and inclusion initiatives have proven to boost productivity and overall well-being in the workplace. But despite countless studies and although there have been significant strides in recent history, the struggle to ensure equal opportunity persists. At the NIH, the Scientific Workforce Diversity Office is expanding recruitment and retention with Dr. Hannah Valantine as its first chief officer. She emphasizes how proper resources, mentorship, and community are essential for progress

    • 35 min
    Drs. Richard Childs and Matthew Hall — Remdesivir Therapy for COVID-19

    Drs. Richard Childs and Matthew Hall — Remdesivir Therapy for COVID-19

    In this episode, Dr. Richard Childs, a senior investigator and Clinical Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), recounts his experience using the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat patients with COVID-19 in one of the early hot zones of the pandemic. And Dr. Matthew Hall, biology group leader at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), explains the development of remdesivir and its newfound purpose in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

    • 22 min
    Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett — The Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

    Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett — The Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

    Vaccines protect us from a variety of infectious diseases and have become integral to public health. With a new threat at hand, scientists at the NIH swiftly developed a vaccine candidate against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The pre-clinical effort was driven in part by Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett. Dr. Corbett is a research fellow in the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Learn more about the VRC at https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/vrc

    • 29 min
    Dr. Nicole Farmer — The Mental Health Benefits of Cooking

    Dr. Nicole Farmer — The Mental Health Benefits of Cooking

    According to mental health experts, cooking can reduce anxiety and alleviate mental distress. Dr. Nicole Farmer is a clinical researcher studying many facets of how diet affects human biology and behavior, including the effects of cooking interventions on mental well-being.
    Dr. Farmer is a staff scientist at the NIH Clinical Center and a researcher at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/intramural/research-award/2020-awardees/farmer.html

    • 26 min
    Dr. Frank Lin — Radioactive Drugs for Rare Cancers

    Dr. Frank Lin — Radioactive Drugs for Rare Cancers

    Radioactive drugs carry radioactive substances that can be engineered to specifically target tumor cells in the body. Dr. Frank Lin is a clinician and researcher who is currently testing whether these drugs can be used to destroy the cells of certain rare cancers in patients for whom surgery is not an option. Dr. Lin is a Lasker Clinical Research Scholar at the National Cancer Institute. https://irp.nih.gov/pi/frank-lin

    • 44 min
    Dr. Jerry Yakel — Acetylcholine Receptors and Neurological Disease

    Dr. Jerry Yakel — Acetylcholine Receptors and Neurological Disease

    Serious problems can arise when communication between neurons gets scrambled. Dr. Jerry Yakel is a neurobiologist studying acetylcholine receptors, which allow neurons to turn signals transmitted using the chemical acetylcholine into electrical messages. Learning about these receptors could produce insights into brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and epilepsy. Dr. Yakel is a Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). https://irp.nih.gov/pi/jerrel-yakel

    • 52 min

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