Memorial Awards Program in honor of Drs. Richard J. Wyatt
and Seymour S. Kety
The goal of this award program is two-fold. First, we would like to commemorate the scientific achievements and contributions of distinguished NIMH-IRP investigators, and second, to identify and facilitate the career growth and development of outstanding IRP postdoctoral fellows and clinical associates. The call for nominations goes out each year in early spring with a June 30th deadline, and awards are presented at the Scientific Retreat in September.
Memorial Award Photos
Career Development Awards
To accomplish its goal of training future generations of mental health researchers, the NIMH Office of Extramural Research has long been among the leading NIH Institutes in supporting National Research Service Award (NRSA) training and Research Career Development programs (K-awards). NIMH is committed to training that prepares junior, early-to-midcareer, and, to a certain extent, more established scientists, to conduct multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research on mental health and mental illness.
We assist fellows in all aspects of
their training. If research goals change during your fellowship,
contact any staff member from the Office of Fellowship Training
for a confidential consultation regarding your options.
Post-doctoral fellows can contact the Office of Fellowship
Training if they would like to be a mentor. Our office is
often contacted by students who are available for volunteer
positions, and we encourage post-doctoral IRTAs, Visiting
Fellows and post-baccalaureate IRTAs to notify us if they
are interested in developing mentoring skills.
The Office of Intramural Research has published A Guide to
Mentoring and Training in the Intramural Research Program
NIH researchers may access a variety of alert services, databases and other useful websites. Here are
some of the most popular:
NCI's comprehensive cancer website
Information Database (CHID)
CHID is a bibliographic database providing titles, abstracts, availability information and education resources, as well as links to online versions of government health publications and contact information for national and international rare disease patient support organizations.
of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP)
CRISP is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals and other research institutions.
Molecular biology data and bibliographic citation from the
NCIBs integrated databases, including DNA sequences
NIAAAs alcohol and alcohol problems database
Publish or Perish
with Poise (PORPOISE)
With this research-update service, designed specifically for
NIH staff, you can create search profiles that keep you current
with what is being published in your field, track publications
by your colleagues, or receive the table of contents of the
latest journal issue.
Search Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) on PubMed
The link on this site automatically limits your PubMed search to the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) subset.
Web Homology Alert
This service allows NIH scientists to define profiles (text
terms or sequences) that they can search automatically against
a weekly update of selected DNA/Protein sequence databanks.
These databanks include GenBank, GenPept, SwissProt and PDB.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library
The NIH Library is an open-stacks biomedical research library
whose collection and services support NIH programs. Open to the public on a self-service basis, the library also offers a one-hour orientation on the first
and third Wednesdays of the month from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Appointments
are not necessary.
Phone: (301) 496-5611
Orientations in Spanish or for large groups may be arranged
by calling 301-496-1080.
National Library of Medicine
The worlds largest biomedical library collects materials
in all areas of biomedicine and health care also contains one
of the worlds finest medical history collections of
old and rare medical works.
To learn more about the librarys training classes and
online searches, contact the library at 301-594-5983 (local
and international calls), or 888-FIND-NLM (888-346-3656) if
you are calling from out of state.
Montgomery County Public Library System
The Montgomery County Public Library System offers information,
including reference and Medline searches. While the downtown
Bethesda library is undergoing renovation, the closest branch
6400 Democracy Blvd.
Phone (240) 777-0922
PubMed is a Web-based retrieval system developed by the National
Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National
Library of Medicine. It is part of NCBI's vast retrieval system,
known as Entrez. PubMed is a database of bibliographic information drawn primarily
from the life sciences literature. It contains links to full-text articles at participating
publishers' Web sites as well as links to other third party
sites such as libraries and sequencing centers. PubMed also provides access and links to the integrated molecular
biology databases maintained by NCBI.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural
institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It
is also the largest library in the world, with nearly 128
million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The
collections include more than 29 million books and other printed
materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs,
4.8 million maps, and 57 million manuscripts.
- The NIH requires all laboratory personnel to take the
Laboratory Safety Course. In addition, Bloodborne Pathogens,
Radiation Safety, Animal Care and Use Training may be required
depending on your work environment.
- The NIH Equal Employment Opportunity Office requires
every employee (FTE and non-FTE) to complete Prevention of
Sexual Harassment training.
Training and Educational Opportunities
NIH offers a variety of resources for fellows interested in
pursuing additional training and employment.
- The Foundation
for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)
The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)
encourages scientific research and education and promotes
communication among scientists. In addition to offering graduate-level
courses, it also encourages fellows to learn the art of teaching
by becoming an FAES instructor. Call FAES at 301-496-7976.
- Center for Information Technology
To improve your computer skills or learn new applications,
contact the Center for Information Technology at 301-594-6248.
Once you have completed your fellowship training, various NIH organizations will help you find employment.
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- Office of Education’s “NIH-Only” area
In addition, NIH and the Community of Science maintain a database of curricula vitae provided by postdoctoral and clinical fellows seeking employment opportunities. The Office of Education’s “NIH-Only” area on its Web site includes links to current job openings in academia as well as in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.
- NIH Training and Development Branch
At the NIH Training and Development Branch, you can find information about classroom and online courses through the NIH/U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School Training Partnership, workshops, and certificate programs for NIH employees. The NIH Training and Development Branch is located at: 6120 Executive Blvd., Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20852. Phone: (301) 496-6211
- The Work/Life Center (WLC)
The Work/Life Center (WLC) offers individual career counseling, workshops, a resource library and a referral service. WLC is located in Building 31, Room B2B47, telephone 301-435-1619.
- The National Center for Biotechnology Information
The National Center for Biotechnology Information, a division of the National Library of Medicine, creates and maintains several biomedical databases and offers training on how to use them. Its telephone number is 301-496-2475.