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Symptom Science Research: A Path to Precision Health


On April 25, 2017, the NINR Intramural Research Program hosted a scientific symposium, Symptom Science Research: A Path to Precision Health, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, highlighting NINR Intramural’s scientific advances and collaborations across the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

The NINR Intramural Research Program is dedicated to conducting basic and clinical research on the biological, genetic, and behavioral mechanisms underlying symptoms of chronic conditions. The ultimate scientific goal is to enhance patient outcomes for individuals with conditions such as digestive disorders, cancer-related fatigue, and traumatic brain injury.

The symposium included scientific panels on:

- The Role of the Gut-Liver-Brain Axis on Inflammation, Addiction and Infection – Moderated by Dr. Wendy Henderson, Investigator, NINR

  • Dr. Colleen Hadigan, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Lorenzo Leggio, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Institute on Drug Abuse

- The Role of Inflammatory and Glutamatergic Pathways on Fatigue – Moderated by Dr. Leorey Saligan, Investigator, NINR

- Identifying Biomarkers to Improve Clinical Care of Patients with Brain Injury – Moderated by Dr. Jessica Gill, Investigator, NINR

  • Dr. Dimitrios Kapogiannis, National Institute on Aging
  • Dr. Robert Stern, Boston University School of Medicine

The keynote address was given by Dr. Michael Gottesman, NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research. There was also a poster session to highlight the research conducted by NINR’s intramural fellows and trainees along with collaborating scientists from the NIH community and other institutions.

Live Videocast

All events were live streamed and archived for on demand public viewing at:

Symposium Agenda

Click here to view the agenda.

Contact Information


Phone: 301-496-0207

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