CFC IC Directors’ Event
Directors Play ‘Jeopardy for $2.2. Million’
Photos: Michael Spencer
|Dr. Sam Zakhari, representing NIAAA, takes the podium for “Team Red,” which won the contest.
||NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and the IC directors celebrate a well-played game.
A crowd gathered outside Bldg. 1 the morning of Oct. 22 to cheer on the institute and center directors as they played Jeopardy for $2.2 Million. Each year, the NIH Combined Federal Campaign hosts an IC Directors’ Challenge event. This year’s lead IC, CIT, decided to invite the IC directors to compete for prizes in a custom-made game of Jeopardy. The contestants were tested on their knowledge of NIH history, science and sports trivia. Almost all institutes were represented and in the end, “Team Red” (NIDA, NIDCD, NCI, CIT, CC, NIA and NIAAA) was declared the winner.
Additional event photos can be found online at http://cfc.nih.gov.
Ghouls Compete for CFC at NIBIB
Photos: Jude Gustafson
|NIBIB Grants Management Staff celebrate their big win. They include (from l) Angelos Bacas, Angela Eldridge, Katie Ellis, Eunica Haynes, Florence Turska, Nancy Curling and Kwesi Wright (in mask). Missing members of the decorating team are Chris Davis and Keisha Dent.
The CFC slogan “Join Our Team” inspired NIBIB CFC coordinators Mary Pitonak and Leah Baskin to promote the CFC by hosting an intra-IC Halloween decorating contest. Multiple teams competed fiercely for the ultimate prize of being recognized by their co-workers as No. 1 in creative design and team spirit. Ghosts, bats, spiders and tombstones greeted staff and visitors for the week before Halloween and the winning team, by popular vote, was the Office of Grants Management. Grants’ haunted house sported a graveyard, an operating room and the K. Daver Motel, all to the background sounds of the greatest horror films of all time.
NIBIB staff, NIH and the CFC were all winners in this competition. By engaging team spirit, CFC participation was increased by 10 percent over the previous week; NIBIB has already achieved nearly 40 percent of its 2009 goal.—Donna Pearman
|The NIBIB director’s office dresses for Halloween.
||NIBIB Grants Management Specialist Angela Eldridge toasts the CFC with a Halloween cocktail.
Halloween + Karaoke = A Scream
At Annual Costume Contest, CFC Wins
Photos: Valerie Lambros
Things got a little spooky on campus as the
R&W and the CFC campaign threw a Halloween
party Oct. 29 on the Bldg. 31A patio. Many people got into the act and dressed up in full costume, while others took the opportunity
just to wear a silly hat. A DJ played Ghostbusters and the theme from Twilight Zone, and some
ghouls sang karaoke, including a trio of ladies
dressed as a cowgirl, an Indian and a policewoman
who sang the Village People’s YMCA.
|Couch potato Wanda Malave channel-surfs
her way to winning the costume deemed
||Scary with style, Cindy Shaw sports her
great-great-grandmother’s shoes as part of
her costume. “Not that she was a witch or
anything,” Shaw said.
Winning this year’s costume contest were: Most
Creative, Wanda Malave as a couch potato;
Scariest Costume, Shirley Flottum as a black
widow spider lady; and Best Character, Pamela
James as Catwoman. However, the real winners
were some of the local charities represented at the party, including Special Love/Camp Fantastic and the Foundation for NIH.
|A fun bunch gathers to document wearing
get-ups you couldn’t get away with wearing any other
day of the year.