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Teaching a Discerning Dog New Tricks

Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins

It was my pleasure to offer an opening hello remotely from my home to start the 13th annual NIH Career Symposium—An Online Event. Little did I know that among those tuning in live was an inquisitive canine named Augustus Diego Hunt, or just plain Gus for short. Though Gus likely shed his glasses later to investigate other sights and smells in his loving household, the busy afternoon symposium presented some of the many promising career choices that are now available to young scientists. The event was held on May 8, 2020 and sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE). Credit: Jacqueline Newell-Hunt with a tail wag to Gus.


  • DR. SAUMYA PANDEY, PH.D. says:

    A scientifically enlightening snapshot with a fascinating title “Teaching a discerning dog new tricks”; the expert highlight certainly provides spectacular scientific/clinical research gains in my current understanding of innovative teaching/pedagogy, mentoring, training and publishing for further enriching my competitive scientific/clinical research portfolio globally.
    Timeline-based workshops/academy-based webinars and symposia add to the scientific temperament of both emerging and established investigators for acquiring ethically-conceptualized/designed projects’/proposals’ funds and meaningfully contributing integrity-based patient-friendly clinically significant outcomes-based translational/public health impact-based scientific publications.
    With my meticulously published scientific articles (50 with 48 first authorships as of May 2020), I, Dr. Pandey, heartily congratulate my American experts/professional strategy-managers at the Maryland-based NIH Grants office with a deserving special applause to Dr. Collins, Director, NIH, USA for continuously providing novel scientific snapshots and expert intellectual inputs in the complex academics, medical research/scientific publications and healthcare arena(s)!

  • T Hamzat says:

    Keep it up, sir.

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