The ASCINA Chapter of Greater Washington, DC, which also includes the Baltimore area, is among the oldest ASCINA chapters.
ASCINA DC members work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, the International Monetary Found, the Smithsonian Institution, the World Bank, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University, Virginia Tech, think tanks and non-profit organizations. Due to the proximity to the Austrian Embassy we have close ties with the Office of Science and Technology (OST), which also organizes scientific events on a regular basis.
We meet regularly for scientific and social activities.
Congratulations to Sonja Schmid for winning a 2014 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Award!
Location of most talks:
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20016
Every month, on the first Tuesday (with exceptions) we meet at 12:40pm for lunch at the NIH, Building 10, 2nd floor cafeteria.
Once a month we organize an ASCINA talk, where a member of our group gives an overview over his/her field of research or presents current work. After the talks we typically convene for food and drinks and further discussion.
If you would like to receive email invitations to our events, sign up by sending us an email. We look forward to meeting you!
11.4.2016 "Global income inequality and carbon emissions, " Klaus Hubacek (Embassy of Austria)
24.3.2016 " Multi-modal and Robotic Medical Imaging - Path towards Simplifying Surgery, " -- Bernhard Fürst (Johns Hopkins University)
10.1.2016 Neujahr's Brunch
23.6.2015 "Das frühe Broadway-Musical zwischen Operette und Swing-Band. Eine musikwissenschaftliche Spurensuche an der Library of Congress" - Agnieszka Zagozdzon
9.4.2015 "Pituitary and adrenal hormones: Regulation of secretion and peripheral effects" - Marie Helene Schernthaner-Reiter
18.2.2015 The myeloid immune signature of etbf induced colon tumors - Erik Thiele Orberg
19.11.2015 "Interventionelle Radiologie - Mehr als nur "Bilder anschauen" - Rüdiger Schernthaner
2.10.2014 Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Acute Leukemia – Beyond Chemotherapy. Hanna Knaus
16.8.2014: ASCINA Greater DC BBQ 2014
24.6.2014: Besuch des NASA Goddard Space Flight Centers - Karin Muglach
14.4.2014: Farewell party for Traudl Robinson
15.3.2014 "Die Neugestaltung der KZ-Gedenkstaette Mauthausen - aktuelle Herausforderungen und Schwerpunkte in Forschung, Vermittlung und Aufarbeitung" - Barbara Glueck
13.3.2014: "Current standing on allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or how to cheat nature" - Zoya Kuzmina
"Vision measurement in the eye with macular disease" - Walter Gutstein
7.11.2013 "Tolerance Induction Strategies in Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation." - Georg J. Furtmüller, M.D.
15.4.2013 Worth the Risk? Historical Notes on Nuclear Power between Energy Policy, International Security, and Climate Crisis - Sonja Schmid
13.3.2013 International Activities of the NSF - Anne-Marie Schmoltner
9.1.2013 The Role of Cardiac Structure in Defibrillation - Lukas Rantner
6.1.2013 ASCINA Neujahrsbrunch
11.12.2012 Regulatorische T Zellen in Patienten mit systemischen Lupus - Michael Bonelli
19.11.2012 Optical Illusions in Man and Machine - Cornelia Fermüller
More past events can be found here.