Job opportunity of the month: Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID

Well, I am posting this here since I am hoping that they get a really really good person for this job and perhaps someone who thinks about the built environment along with microbes and infectious disease.  NIAID – the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease has a new job ad: Director, Division of Microbiology …

SAMSI Ideas Lab Call for Proposals: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges

Just got this from NSF and thought it would be of interest: Dear Colleagues, Applications are invited for an Ideas Lab on “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges” taking place at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) located in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges …

“Human Connection: the Roles of Materials, Human Performance, and Research Translation in Health-Centered Buildings”

Just a quick conference announcement here for “Human Connection: the Roles of Materials, Human Performance, and Research Translation in Health-Centered Buildings” sponsored by the US Green Building council to be held in Bethesda MD on November 10th.  Information from the website below: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health in Buildings Roundtable (HiBR), U.S. Green …

Making the Human Health Connection: Healthy Buildings, Healthy People, Healthy Communities

The Health in Buildings Roundtable will meet Tuesday, April 23rd from 8 to 4:30 at the Natcher Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda. The line-up includes a diverse set of speakers and topics. We saw nothing in the program posted on line mentioning microbial ecology, microbiology, or microbes, but the program might be of …

Some building science questions about new study of NIH outbreak of Klebsiella

The publication of a paper “Tracking a Hospital Outbreak of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae with Whole-Genome Sequencing” has drawn a lot of attention, presumably in large part because it occurred at an NIH facility. [http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/4/148/148ra116.full.html, DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3004129] I work on the microBEnet project as a “building scientist” to help achieve the Sloan Foundation’s programs goals of …