The Dr. Norman P. Salzman Memorial Fund was established in 1999 to present the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Award in Virology to an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow or Clinical Fellow working in the field of virology at the NIH, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Leidos community. The Symposium and Award are hosted by the FNIH and the NIH Virology Interest Group. The symposium highlights current research of eminent extramural and NIH intramural virologists.
The Fund was established by Dr. Salzman’s family, colleagues and friends to remember the legacy of this noted pioneer in molecular biology and respected member of the NIH research community. Dr. Salzman's career spanned 40 years in virology research and he was among the first to characterize viral mRNAs and to visualize replicating viral DNA. Dr. Salzman’s achievements in virology are paralleled by the recognition that his laboratory was a training ground for many young scientists, several of whom have went on to become important researchers on an international scale.
The 21st Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award and Symposium in Virology will take place Monday, November 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Lipsett Auditorium of the Clinical Center (Building 10) on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
This is the top annual virology meeting at the NIH, with renowned invited speakers and a competition for outstanding research in virology among intramural NIH/CBER/Leidos postdocs, post-bac IRTAs, and graduate students for the prestigious Salzman Award.
This year’s Keynote speaker is:
Barton Haynes, M.D.
Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Director of Human Vaccine, Institute Department of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Topic: Development of a Broadly Protective HIV Vaccine: How and When Will We Get There?
Other speakers include:
Carolyn Coyne, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh
Director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
Associate Director, R.K. Mellon Pediatric Research Institute
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Topic: Breaking Barriers - How Viruses Bypass the Placenta and GI Tract
Matthias Gromeier, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center
Duke Cancer Institute
Duke University Medical School
Topic: Cancer Immunotherapy with Recombinant Poliovirus
Malcolm A. Martin, M.D.
Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Chief Viral Pathogenesis and Vaccine Section
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Topic: Tribute to Dr. Norman P. Salzman
Adam Zlotnick, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Topic: A Short Walk From the Physics of Virus Assembly to Hepatitis B Virus-specific Antivirals
2019 Organizing Committee
- Arifa Khan, Ph.D. - Chair (FDA)
- Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D. - Co-Chair (NHLBI)
- Kim Green, Ph.D. (NIAID)
- Paolo Lusso, M.D., Ph.D. (NIAID)
- Alan Rein, Ph.D. (NCI)
- Lenore Salzman - Founder