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Policy Pursuits Take Two Amgen Scholars Beyond the Lab

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When Cameron Clarke was first assigned a policy brief as an Amgen Scholar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016, it was the start of something big: a career in public health policy. In the year that followed, he would use the policy brief writing skills again and again as an intern on Capitol Hill, and then with several local government organizations on issues ranging from opioid addiction and minority health inequities to environmental policy.

A Firsthand View of the Amgen Scholars Symposium

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“Any time you build a connection with someone in your field, or a field you’re interested in, that’s networking,” says Isabelle Rosenthal, reflecting on what she has learned about networking since attending the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium at UCLA in 2015. Rosenthal, now a lab manager at the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in neuroscience in 2016. She is now studying how humans perceive color.

Building a Toolkit for Becoming an Effective Mentor and Educator

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This summer, 1,100 student interns will be living, studying, and working on the sprawling campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, just north of Washington, D.C. Among them will be five Amgen Scholar alumni who will serve as mentors to some of the high school student interns in a unique pilot program to teach scientists how to be educators.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Bryan Peacker

"It was absolutely amazing to be able to speak with experienced researchers at the symposium about the science, and career paths in science. Attending the symposium helped confirmed my decision to pursue a career in academic medicine."
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Orlando, Florida

Host University: National Institutes of Health

Home University: Harvard University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Human and Developmental Regenerative Biology

Expected Graduation: 2018

Journey to Science

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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to Transfer Technology

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PARIS, July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sanofi and its vaccines global business unit Sanofi Pasteur announced today a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) on the co-development of a Zika vaccine candidate.  According to the terms of the agreement, WRAIR will transfer its Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine technology to Sanofi Pasteur, opening the door for a broader collaboration with the U.S. government.

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar at the National Institutes of Health

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PROGRAM DATES
June 1 - August 9, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 1, 2016

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar

Applications to be an Amgen Scholar are provided by and processed at each participating host institution. Follow the link above to find this institution’s application.

Amgen Scholars Program: Jonathan Stoltzfus, PhD

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Jonathan Stoltzfus

Host Institution: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), 2007

Undergraduate Institution: Messiah College

Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia

Graduate Institution: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Degree and Research Area: PhD, cell and molecular biology, 2013

The Diplomatic Courier And Mars, Incorporated Bring Together Leading Experts To Discuss The “Future Of Food”

150 cross-sector experts, innovators and policymakers will convene today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to drive awareness of the opportunities for collaboration at the nexus of food and health
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Washington, D.C. USA, May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ --- The Future of Food: The Nexus of Food and Health summit—co-hosted by global affairs magazine Diplomatic Courier and Mars, Incorporated—will look at the vital role collaboration across sectors can play in sustainably addressing the world’s most pressing food and health challenges.

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