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Fellows Sponsor 'Survival Skills' Workshops

The NIH fellows committee, in conjunction with the Office of Education and the Office of Research on Women's Health, will be holding a series of Survival Skills Workshops. The first one is titled "Writing Research Articles," and will be held Monday, Jan. 14 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Speakers Beth A. Fischer and Michael J. Zigmond of the University of Pittsburgh will probe the anatomy of a research article, offering step-by-step instructions to a sound report.

The second workshop, "Teaching - Success in the Classroom," will be held Monday, Feb. 25 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Participants will learn the basics of effective course design.

For more information, contact Debbie Cohen ( or Margaret Mentink-Kane (, 594-2345.

'Phases' Series Continues

The Work and Family Life Center's "Faces and Phases of Life" seminar series continues with hands-on personal and professional development sessions:

Unclutter Your Office, Your Home and Your Mind: A Guide to Personal Organization (2-part series)

Part 1: Tuesday, Jan. 15, noon - 1:30 p.m., Bldg. 31, Rm. 6C6

Part 2: Tuesday, Jan. 22, noon - 1:30 p.m., Bldg. 31, Rm. 6C6

Preregister for any session by calling WFLC, 435-1619. For more information about the seminar series, including full schedule and workshop descriptions and how to "tune in" if you can't attend in person, visit the web site at Sign-language interpretation is provided, unless otherwise indicated.

Interested in Chamber Music?

The R&W Chamber Music Club is assembling a new NIH campus chamber music directory of people who play instruments or sing. The directory will include names, phone numbers, comments about music interests, and self ratings, with the goal of permitting people to contact each other for music groups. All musical styles can be included. If you would like to be listed, send an email to Suzanne Epstein at epsteins@ and you will receive details by return email.

Capitals Support NIH Charities

NIH Charity Awareness Night will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at the MCI Center. The R&W-sponsored event offers a fun night out for NIH employees as well as the families and children who are a part of the Special Love/Camp Fantastic program. Game time for the Capitals vs. Canucks is 7 p.m. For R&W members, tickets are only $22. Tickets for all other NIH'ers are $24 (regularly $38 with service charges). In addition to great seats at an inexpensive price, the Caps will be giving away hats to all who attend the game (while supplies last). To purchase tickets call 496-4600 or stop by the activities desk in Bldg. 31, Rm. B1W30. Tickets ordered will be delivered to the R&W gift shop closest to you for pick-up.

Expert on Competitive Sourcing To Speak

Jack Kalarvritinos, associate administrator for competitive sourcing at the Office of Management and Budget, will speak on A-76 and the FAIR Act and their impact on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at a meeting of the NIH chapter of the Federal Managers Association to be held in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 6 starting at 11:30 a.m. Membership in FMA is open to all involved in management and supervision roles. For more information, contact chapter president Howard Hochman, 594-0463.

Beethoven Class Moves Off Campus

A lecture-performance course on all 16 Beethoven string quartets was given spring and fall semesters, 2001, through the FAES graduate school at NIH. Increased campus security meant the course had to move off-campus. While the series may return to NIH in the future if circumstances permit, it will be offered during the spring semester, 2002, by the Washington Conservatory of Music (WCM) housed in Briggs Baptist Church, 5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. All 16 quartets will be performed live during the course, which will start Feb. 4. The course is intended for those who cannot read music as well as for experienced musicians. For more information, call (301) 946-2311. To register, call WCM at (301) 320-2770.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Carla J. Shatz on Jan. 16; she will speak on "Brain Waves and Immune Genes in Brain Wiring During Development." She is Nathan Marsh Pusey professor and chair, department of neurobiology, Harvard Medical School.

A special Friday lecture takes place Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. in Masur, when Dr. Hartmut Michel speaks on "Crystallization, Structures and Mechanisms of the Membrane Protein Complexes from the Respiratory Chain." He is director, department of molecular membrane biology, and director, Max-Planck Institut fur Biophysik, Germany.

On Jan. 23, Dr. James S. Jackson, director, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, Daniel Katz distinguished university professor of psychology, director, Research Center for Group Dynamics, and director, African American Mental Health Research Center, University of Michigan, will talk about "Race and Ethnic Disparities in Physical and Mental Health: The National Survey of American Life."

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, 594-5595.

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