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The National Institute of Child Health and
Human Development (NICHD)
and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
are holding a conference/workshop on October 9 and 10, 2003 titled:

Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: Bone and Beyond

Natcher Auditorium
Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, NIH Campus
Bethesda, MD 20892

The agenda and registration information may be found at the following Website:

The conference/workshop is designed to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences and for developing an effective and realistic research agenda.

Travel awards are available to encourage young scientists to participate in the Conference and Workshop.

Nominees for the travel awards may be students pursuing M.S. or Ph.D. degrees or a recent Ph.D. or M.D. engaged in postdoctoral research in the biological sciences.

A candidate for a Travel Award must be nominated by the current or immediate past mentor or a close senior colleague. The nomination includes a curriculum vita of the candidate with complete contact information (mailing address, daytime phone, fax number, email address), along with a letter of support from the nominating mentor/senior colleague.

Awardees will receive complimentary registration, a hotel room for the nights of October 8th and 9th, 2003 at the Bethesda Marriott and a travel stipend of $400 to help defray costs for attending the Conference/Workshop.

Nominations will be accepted until September 12, 2003. If you have any questions please send an e-mail to or call 301-435-3607 and leave a message for Jody Engel. Nominations should be sent to the following address:

Travel Awards for Scientists in Training
c/o Jody Engel
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
Room 3B01, MSC 7517
6100 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
ROCKVILLE MD 20852 (FedEx, UPS & other courier services)
Telephone: 301-435-2920
FAX: 301-480-1845

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