The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 2: How New COVID-19 Outbreaks Are Impacting a Global Return to Normal

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

In Episode 2, Lisa Ling talks with Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NIH about the latest on treatments and vaccines. Also, Harvard's Dr. Ashish Jha shares how the virus affects the body and Johns Hopkins' Dr. Tom Inglesby explains what the new data on spread means for people.

Finding Community Beyond Borders in Science

Q&A with Kristina Folta

This Q&A is part of the Inspiring Islanders series.

ASP: Can you tell me a little bit about your research as an Amgen Scholar?

A Firsthand View of the Amgen Scholars Symposium


“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


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.

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.

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AATA Report on Arts and Health in the Military Summit 2015

Third National Summit: Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-being Across the Military Continuum
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March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - American Art Therapy Association delegates and art therapists who work with military service members proudly represented the art therapy profession at this recent event in Washington, DC. The National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military advances the arts in healthcare for veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers. The Summit is sponsored by Americans for the Arts and hosted by the NIH National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ebola Vaccine Candidate Ships to Liberia


Today marks an important milestone in the fight against Ebola—and our work with many partners to develop a vaccine for it. The first batch of the GSK/NIH candidate Ebola vaccine left Brussels this morning and will land in Liberia in West Africa this afternoon.

Apply to Become a 2015 Amgen Scholar


Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s premier educational institutions. The 17 host institutions are now accepting applications for the 2015 Amgen Scholars Program:

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