General Information

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program will host a Scientific Symposium in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the PRAT Program on November 6, 2015. This is an all-day event in the Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium of the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) and is open to the public.

The objectives of this Symposium are to:

  • Recognize the contributions of PRAT alumni to a variety of diverse research areas in the basic biomedical sciences and demonstrate these contributions have spanned different career sectors, including academic, industry, and government settings.
  • Highlight the role of the PRAT program in the career path of alumni.
  • Provide an opportunity for PRAT alumni to network with each other and current fellows.

There is no cost to attend the NIGMS PRAT 50th Anniversary Scientific Symposium. However, we do ask that you register so we can anticipate the attendance and to enable sharing of contact information among interested participants. The event will be VideoCast live at:

A tentative agenda is listed at the Agenda tab.

You must make your own travel arrangements. For information on travel to the NIH campus and the security clearance process, see information listed under Logistics.

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