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Fulfilling the Promise — Hill Briefings

 

Past Briefings

Stroke Prevention and Treatment: Advances in NIH-funded Research

Autism: What Do We Know? What Do We Need?

Innovative Approaches to Osteoarthritis

The Disease of Addiction

Advancing Women's Heart Health

Managing Infectious Diseases

Combating Alzheimer's and Other Diseases Affecting the Elderly

Using the Human Genome to Understand and Treat Cancer

Fulfilling the Promise: Celebrating the Academic Medicine and NIH Collaboration

The Recovery Act and NIH-funded Research
June 1, 2009

Featured Speakers:


Anthony Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How are the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals working together to create and retain jobs and advance scientific research using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?

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Stroke Prevention and Treatment: Advances in NIH-funded Research
Sept. 29, 2008

Find out how recent scientific advances have led to effective preventative medicine and improved emergency treatments for acute stroke patients, as well as provided a better understanding of how the brain recovers after injury.

Featured Speakers


Story C. Landis, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Karen Furie, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Stroke Service, Massachusetts General Hospital

View the "Stroke Prevention and Treatment" Webcast

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Autism: What Do We Know? What Do We Need?
May 19, 2008

This briefing explores how researchers are working to determine the underlying causes of autism and devise detection and treatment strategies to enable America's children to reach their full potential.

Featured Speakers


Thomas R. Insel, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health

Joseph Piven, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

View the "Autism" Webcast

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Innovative Approaches to Osteoarthritis
July 16, 2007

This briefing focuses on cutting-edge research projects underway to help combat the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis and similar bone and joint conditions.

Featured Speakers


Farshid Guilak, Ph.D.
Director, Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory and Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
Duke University Medical Center

Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health

View the "Innovative Approaches to Osteoarthritis" Webcast

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The Disease of Addiction: New Strategies for Prevention and Treatment
January 22, 2007

This briefing addresses the wide range of challenges posed by substance abuse and addiction problems in the United States.

Featured Speakers


Nora Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Charles O'Brien, M.D.
Kenneth Appel Professor, Univ. of Pennsylvania/Veterans Affairs Medical Center

View the "Disease of Addiction" Webcast

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Advancing Women's Heart Health: NIH-Funded Research in Cardiovascular Disease
July 24, 2006

This briefing addresses research into women's cardiovascular health.

Featured Speakers


Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.
Director, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Marcia L. Stefanick, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine (Research), Stanford University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Stanford's Women's Health Initiative Center

View the "Advancing Women's Heart Health" Webcast

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Managing Infectious Diseases— Prevention, Pandemics and Prognosis
March 10, 2006

This briefing addresses how the National Institutes of Health and America's medical schools and teaching hospitals are working together to stop the spread of infectious diseases through new knowledge, better treatments, and life-saving vaccines.

Featured Speakers


Anthony Fauci, M.D.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

John Treanor, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Principal Investigator, NIH clinical trial of a prospective avian flu vaccine

View the "Managing Infectious Diseases" Webcast

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Combating Alzheimer's and Other Diseases Affecting the Elderly
October 21, 2005

This briefing addresses research into treatment for Alzheimer's disease and future prevention, along with an overview of other age-related health concerns Americans face. The discussion touches not only on the medical concerns of disease, but also social concerns.

Featured Speakers


Richard Hodes, M.D.
Director of the National Institute on Aging

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D.
Professor and chair, Department of Neurology and director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, at the University of Pittsburgh

View the "Combating Alzheimer's" Webcast

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Using the Human Genome to Understand and Treat Cancer
July 29, 2005

The second FTP briefing focuses on how research into the human genome—supported by the NIH and conducted by physicians and scientists affiliated with the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals—has led to major advances in the fight against cancer.

Featured Speakers


Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH)

Victor Velculescu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director, Cancer Genetics Laboratory, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

View the "Using the Human Genome" Webcast

Read the summary (PDF, 2 pages)

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Fulfilling the Promise: Celebrating the Academic Medicine and NIH Collaboration
June 20, 2005

The Fulfilling the Promise kickoff focuses on how academic medicine's teamwork with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) serves as the nation's driving force in the search for cures, new treatments, and better ways to improve health and save lives.

Featured Speakers


Jordan J. Cohen, M.D.
President, AAMC

Elias Zerhouni, M.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health

View the "Fulfilling the Promise"  Webcast

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