Technology transfer at national laboratories presents challenges, and the Frederick National Laboratory is no exception. But that hasn’t stopped Claudia Haywood, Tom Sova, and Candice Garner-Groves from notching a series of accomplishments that span their tenure at FNL.
An anti-leukemia compound identified at NCI at Frederick is one step closer to entering clinical trials in humans thanks to a $4.2-million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). CPRIT recently gave the funds to Allterum Therapeutics, Inc., a Texas-based biotechnology startup company created to manufacture the compound, Allterum, and advance it to human trials. The grant represents the first step in the multi-million-dollar process to bring Allterum to the clinic.
February was American Heart Month, and although it’s now over, Occupational Health Services hasn’t skipped a beat.
The Educational Outreach Program, known colloquially as the EOP, gives elementary and middle school students access to and experience in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through engaging, hands-on activities such as science fairs and community events.
There are many safety rules and regulations designed to keep us safe as we carry out our individual tasks at NCI, but this issue of the O&M Newsletter is all about evacuation. Specifically, it highlights the importance of the systems and components that ensure the safe evacuation of all building occupants in emergency situations.