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Sanger Series: Enhancing the Transparency and Reproducibility of Science



McGlothlin Medical Education Building, 3rd Floor Learning Theater
1201 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298


Concerns voiced by the public and scientists suggest the systems for ensuring the reproducibility of biomedical research are in need of repair. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is exploring ways to strengthen the rigor and reproducibility of research findings. Learn more from thought leader Lawrence Tabak in a presentation that takes to task current research practice.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please call Gregory Kimbrell, membership and events coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to Sept. 17, 2014.

Food is not permitted in the Learning Theater, although drinks in closed containers are allowed.


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VCU Libraries and the VCU Office of Research and innovation present this Sanger Series lecture.

About the Speaker

Lawrence Tabak is the principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He previously served as the acting principal deputy director of NIH (2009), and as director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research from 2000 to 2010.

Tabak has provided leadership for several trans-NIH activities, including the NIH Roadmap effort to support team science, the NIH director's initiative to enhance peer-review and the NIH's implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He co-chaired working groups of the advisory committee to the director of NIH on the diversity of the biomedical research workforce and information technology and informatics. He is currently coordinating a trans-NIH effort to enhance the reproducibility of scientific findings.

Tabak's major research focus is the structure, biosynthesis and function of glycoproteins. A former NIH MERIT recipient, he continues work in this area, maintaining an active research laboratory within the NIH intramural program in addition to his administrative duties.

Tabak is an elected member the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Prior to joining NIH, he was the senior associate dean for research and professor of dentistry and biochemistry and biophysics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from City College of New York, his D.D.S. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Buffalo.

Image: Enhancing the Transparency and Reproducibility of Science, by Jeff Band


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