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Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series
2014–2015

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The NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, colloquially known as WALS, is the highest-profile lecture program at the NIH. Lectures occur on most Wednesdays from September through June from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Building 10 on the NIH Bethesda campus.

Each season includes some of the biggest names in biomedical and behavioral research. The goal of the WALS is to keep NIH researchers abreast of the latest and most important research in the United States and beyond. An added treat is the annual J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture, which features top authors and other cultural icons. All speakers are nominated by the NIH community.

Join us for another exciting year. Contact WALS and trans-NIH events coordinator Jackie Roberts with any questions or comments. Or, join our listserv (recommended for non-NIH employees who otherwise don't receive meeting announcements).

* Look for an all-new WALS website coming later this fall.



September

September 3, 2014
Andrew Feinberg, Johns Hopkins University
Title TBA

September 10, 2014
Megan Moreno, University of Washington
Title TBA

September 17, 2014
Leslie Vosshall, The Rockefeller University
Title TBA

September 22, 2014
No scheduled WALS; NIH Research Festival


October

October 1, 2014
The Annual Florence Mahoney Lecture
Eric Schadt, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York
Title TBA

October 8, 2014
The Annual George Khoury Lecture
Paul Bieniasz, The Rockefeller University
Title TBA

October 15, 2014
No scheduled WALS

October 22, 2014
Rakesh Jain, Harvard Medical School
Title TBA

October 29, 2014
The Annual DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Lecture
Ron Vale, University of California, San Francisco
Title TBA


November

November 5, 2014
K. Christopher Garcia, Stanford University
Title TBA

November 12, 2014
Annual Astute Clinician Lecture
Jay Hoofnagle, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Title TBA

November 19, 2014
No WALS, Thanksgiving break

November 26, 2014
No WALS, Thanksgiving break


December

December 3, 2014
The Annual Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture
Shiriki Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania
Title TBA

December 10, 2014
John Mekalanos, Harvard Medical University
Title TBA

December 17, 2014
No WALS, Christmas break

December 24, 2014
No WALS, Christmas break


January

January 7, 2015
The Annual G. Burroughs Mider Lecture
Crystal Mackall, Chief of the NCI Pediatric Oncology Branch
Title TBA

January 14, 2015
Titia de Lange, The Rockefeller University
Title TBA

January 21, 2015
Stuart Orkin, Harvard Medical School
Title TBA

January 28, 2015
Arturo Casadevall, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title TBA


February

February 4, 2015
NIH Director's Lecture (first of three)
Max Cooper, Emory University School of Medicine
Title TBA

February 11, 2015
Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Title TBA

February 18, 2015
Evan Eichler, University of Washington
Title TBA

February 25, 2015
No WALS scheduled


March

March 4, 2015
No WALS scheduled

March 11, 2015
The Annual Margaret Pittman Lecture
Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley
Title TBA

March 18, 2015
NIH Director's Lecture (second of three)
Richard Flavell, Yale School of Medicine
Title TBA

March 25, 2015
Judy Garber, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Title TBA


April

April 1, 2015
Roland Fryer, Harvard University
Title TBA

April 8, 2015
Yukiko Yamashita, University of Michigan Medical School
Title TBA

April 15, 2015
Amy Paller, Northwestern University
Title TBA

April 22, 2015
The Annual R. E. Dyer Lecture
Herbert 'Skip' Virgin, Washington University in St. Louis
Title TBA

April 29, 2015
E. Albert Reece, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Title TBA


May

May 6, 2015
Pamela Stanley, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title TBA

May 13, 2015
Lalita Ramakrishnan, Cambridge University
Title TBA

May 20, 2015
The Annual Marshall W. Nirenberg Lecture
David Page, MIT Whitehead Institute
Title TBA

May 27, 2015
Marianne Bronner, CalTech
Title TBA


June

June 3, 2015
James Allison, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title TBA

June 10, 2015
NIH Director's Lecture (third of three)
Huda Akil, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title TBA

June 17, 2015
No WALS scheduled

June 24, 2015
Ricardo Dolmetsch, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Title TBA