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Host Defense Gone Awry: From Inflammation to Cancer

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Air date: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 1:00:00 PM
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Category: Anita B. Roberts - Distinguished Women Scientists
Runtime: 00:53:15
Description: The Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series

This series highlights outstanding research achievements of women scientists at the NIH. The seminar is dedicated to Dr. Anita Roberts and honors her role as an exceptional mentor and scientist.

Anita joined the NIH in 1976 and spent 30 years at NCI, rising to Chief of the Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis. She died of gastric cancer in May 2006, leaving a legacy that touched both the professional and personal lives of all who knew her. Her work focused primarily on TGF-beta and its role in the growth of epithelial and lymphoid cells. In 2003, Thomas Scientific's Science Watch listed her among the 50 most-cited scientists during 1982 to 2002, a feature called "Twenty Years of Citation Superstars."

Anita was a superstar to many for her mentoring talent and her ability to balance family and work life. Her successful lab was well known for meeting family needs and for providing an environment both intellectually and emotionally enriching. The lecture series in her name serves to highlight the fact that the NIH recognizes the value and necessity of a supportive workplace.

For more information, visit
http://www1.od.nih.gov/oir/sourcebook/comm-adv/wsa.htm
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NLM Title: Host defense gone awry : from inflammation to cancer [electronic resource] / Sharon Wahl.
Series: The Anita B. Roberts lecture series
Author: Wahl, Sharon M.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Other Title(s): The Anita B. Roberts lecture series
Abstract: (CIT): The Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series This series highlights outstanding research achievements of women scientists at the NIH. The seminar is dedicated to Dr. Anita Roberts and honors her role as an exceptional mentor and scientist. Anita joined the NIH in 1976 and spent 30 years at NCI, rising to Chief of the Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis. She died of gastric cancer in May 2006, leaving a legacy that touched both the professional and personal lives of all who knew her. Her work focused primarily on TGF-beta and its role in the growth of epithelial and lymphoid cells. In 2003, Thomas Scientific's Science Watch listed her among the 50 most-cited scientists during 1982 to 2002, a feature called "Twenty Years of Citation Superstars." Anita was a superstar to many for her mentoring talent and her ability to balance family and work life. Her successful lab was well known for meeting family needs and for providing an environment both intellectually and emotionally enriching. The lecture series in her name serves to highlight the fact that the NIH recognizes the value and necessity of a supportive workplace. For more information, visit http://www1.od.nih.gov/oir/sourcebook/comm-adv/wsa.htm.
Subjects: Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
Inflammation
Neoplasms--etiology
Secretory Leukocyte Peptidase Inhibitor--metabolism
Publication Types: Lectures
Webcasts
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NLM Classification: QZ 202
NLM ID: 101518976
CIT Live ID: 8051
Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?15360

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