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The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health

Final Session of 5-Session Lecture Series

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1B0175

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Anthony Fauci wearing protective equipment for the treatment of an Ebola patient at NIH, 2015 (National Institutes of Health)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the U.S. government’s medical research agency and the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. NIH invests more than $30 billion of taxpayer dollars to support cutting-edge research that is helping people live longer and healthier lives, driving the discovery of new treatments, and combating major health challenges. NIH has the pulse on modern medicine. 

The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts is a five-part series that provides a unique opportunity to bring the efforts of NIH into public view. Join NIH Institute directors and scientific and medical experts to learn about what is currently “hot” in biomedical research, receive a lesson in the science behind it, and discuss what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future.

Topics such as precision medicine, personal health data, genomics, cancer, infectious diseases, the brain, and undiagnosed and rare diseases will be discussed, among others.  

Participants are given a brief talk from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. (a 101-level introduction) that offers fundamental information as background for the evening’s topic. Then, a presentation by the featured NIH expert begins around 7:45 p.m. Refreshments will be offered between the two presentations.

Featured Speaker

Gary Gibbons, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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