NCI Holds Its 11th Annual Intramural Scientific Retreat
On January 11, NCI held its 11th Annual Intramural Scientific Retreat, bringing together investigators from across the NCI Intramural Research Program; SAIC-Frederick core scientists; the NCI Executive Committee; and members of the National Cancer Advisory Board, the Board of Scientific Advisors, and the Board of Scientific Counselors. The intramural retreat followed the 3rd annual NCI Joint Boards Retreat. Through poster sessions, the retreat provided an opportunity for communication and transdisciplinary interactions.
Highlights of the retreat included the invited award lectures for outstanding contributions in cancer research. Dr. Joan A. Steitz received the 5th annual NCI Rosalind E. Franklin Award for women scientists in cancer research for her seminal work on snRNPs, Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn received the 10th annual Alfred G. Knudson Award for her pioneering contributions in cancer genetics, and Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg received the 2nd annual Alan S. Rabson Award for excellence in NCI intramural research.
In addition, several scientists received the 2006 NCI Director's Intramural Innovation Awards, which are designed to support the development of highly innovative approaches and technologies aimed at significant cancer-related problems.
Applications Now Being Accepted for the NCI DCLG
NCI is now accepting applications for five positions on the NCI Director's Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG). All qualified members of the cancer advocacy community are encouraged to submit an application package postmarked by March 31, 2006. Terms for these positions will begin in July 2006. Directions for how to complete the application package are available at http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/
advisory/dclg/applications/ DCLGmemberApplication2006.pdf. For more information on the DCLG, go to http://la.cancer.gov/dclg.html.
ICRC Candidates Available for Interviews
NCI's Introduction to Cancer Research Careers Program (ICRC) brings experienced science students from diverse and/or disadvantaged backgrounds to NCI for an overview of its scientific training programs and to interview for summer and/or postbaccalaureate internships. Twenty candidates for the 2006 program will be interviewing at NCI early in February. Students selected for an internship will be provided with summer housing and travel. Undergraduate and graduate science students interested in applying for the 2007 ICRC program can get information at https://icrc.nci.nih.gov or by calling 301-435-8524. The program will begin accepting applications in August 2006.