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1:46 pm, July 22, 2014

NIH News

AFCEA-Bethesda, Children's Inn end partnership for annual charitable gala

The Children's Inn at NIH will not be involved with AFCEA-Bethesda's annual fundraising gala in 2015 after a change in the number of charitable recipients involved in the event.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:17pm EDT

Dr. William Gahl, Program Director, National Institutes of Health

Each year, sick people are told they have diseases so rare, they can't be diagnosed. Investigators at the National Institutes of Health looked at hundreds of cold cases. They've created a new network to tackle these mysterious diseases. The Undiagnosed Diseases Network will recruit doctors to conduct research that planners hope will lead to better understanding of these puzzling symptoms and find treatments. Six universities around the country have signed on. NIH Program Director Dr. William Gahl joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the new effort.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 10:06am EDT
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NIH shares 3D printing data in effort to enhance medicine

As President Barack Obama proclaims a National Day of Making, the National Institute of Health made 3-D files publicly available online.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 05:00pm EDT

'Significant' structural damage shutters NIH leased facility

A leased building that houses office space for the National Institutes of Health has been shuttered for the past three weeks following concerns over its structural integrity, forcing about 500 employees to work from home or at alternative work sites.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 02:00pm EDT

Janine Clayton, NIH

At one time, medical researchers conducted their studies only on men. That started changing more than 20 years ago. Now, the National Institutes of Health says more than half of human research subjects are women. But when it comes to research on animals, or even cells, most continues to be done on males. Janine Clayton wants to change that. She's the Associate Director for Research on Women's Health at NIH. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain the new research policy.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 06:44am EDT
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Continuing the fight against infectious diseases

What are the strategic priorities of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases? What has been learned about emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases? What's on the horizon for the NIAID? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 02:20am EDT

Rob Coen, Acting Director, NIH IT Acquisition and Assessment Center

Proponents of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) say agencies are starting to understand their value. They are optimistic even though less than 15 percent of all federal IT spending goes through GWACs now. Rob Coen, acting director of NIH's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, spoke with Federal Drive host Emily Kopp about the GWAC programs NIH manages. Kopp caught up with Coen at the recent Acquisition Excellence Conference.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:59pm EDT
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Agencies setting off into the next data frontier -- procurement

GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it's not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:44am EDT

Benjamin Corb, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Can science agencies bounce back from sequestration?

Friday - 03/14/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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Charles Rothwell chosen as next NCHS director

Former director of the National Center for Health Statistics' Division of Vital Statistics was named one of Federal News Radio's Top Leaders in Federal Service last February.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 05:58pm EST

NIH kicks off CFC with live music, tents and charities

The National Institutes of Health held a kickoff event for the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign. The event had been postponed by a month because of the government shutdown.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 09:42am EST

2013 Causey Award Winner - Phil Lenowitz

Phil Lenowitz was honored with a Causey Award for creating and developing initiatives beneficial to minorities, veterans and people with disabilities at the National Institutes of Health.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 08:00am EDT

INSIDE THE REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: FEMA to name Gardner as CIO; new DHS CIO close; NASA struggles with HSPD-12

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 06:12am EDT

NIH's Gottesman at forefront of anti-cancer research

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman has spent four decades researching cancer cells and overseeing the development of anti-cancer drugs at the National Institutes of Health.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 06:36am EDT
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CDC's Rothwell epitomizes 'top shelf' leadership

Overseeing the Division of Vital Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., Charles Rothwell was called a man who "epitomizes everything a top shelf leader should be." He has been named one of Federal News Radio's Top Leaders in Federal Service.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 02:38am EST

New metrics to help agencies determine value of social media

GSA led a 12-member interagency working group to create a set of measures specifically aimed at defining the usefulness of social media for agencies. The agency also released an API that lets users create tools to bring together government social media feeds in one place. Both tools are called for in the Digital Government Strategy.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:18am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 28, 2013

Eric Green of NIH talks about his agency's search for a top data scientist. Dr. Elizabeth Stanley of Georgetown University discusses a new meditation program she helped develop for the Marine Corps. David Capozzi of the Access Board discusses new access standards for agencies. William Pretzer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture talks about trolling the inauguration for presidential memorabilia.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 11:27am EST

IT acquisition

Robert Coen, acting program director for NITAAC, discusses the state of the IT acquisition market with host Roger Waldron.
January 15, 2013 (Encore presentation February 12, 2013)

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 12:22am EST
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Elasticity and the cloud

Mark Ryland, chief solutions architect with Amazon Web Services joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help your agency transition to the cloud.
November 6, 2012

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 11:57pm EST
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National Cancer Institute feels the budget pinch

John Czajkowski, deputy director for management at the National Cancer Institute, is this week's guest on Agency of the Month.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 05:22am EDT
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