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Chamber Music Concert, Jan. 16

The Rock Creek Chamber Players will give their first concert of the year 2000 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16 in the 14th floor assembly hall at the Clinical Center, sponsored by the recreation therapy section. The free public program will include two Mozart works — his flute quartet in C major and his clarinet quintet — as well as Brahms' two alto songs with viola and four Berg clarinet/piano pieces. For information call (202) 337-8710

NIH Participates in AISES Conference

Begay-Campbell, Harrison, and Pettis The 20th annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) conference was held in Minneapolis recently, and seven NIH institutes participated — NCI, NIAID, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCR, NIEHS and NINDS, as did the NIH Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship. Above, AISES Executive Director Sandra Begay-Campbell (c) visits the National Institute on Drug Abuse booth staffed by Richard C. Harrison, chief, NIDA Contracts Review Branch and a member of the Osage Tribe (Oklahoma) and Rosemary C. Pettis, NIDA EEO officer.

Careers in Science Writing, Editing

The Bethesda chapter of AWIS (Association for Women in Science) is holding a series of talks cosponsored by NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health and Office of Community Liaison. The next lecture, to be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Cloister (Bldg. 60) chapel, is on "Careers in Science Writing and Editing." Speakers are Dr. Alison Davis, NIGMS science writer, and Dr. Laura Garwin, North American editor of Nature.

Garden Club Meets, Jan. 20

Eric Winger, a Montgomery County master gardener, will speak at the next NIH Garden Club meeting; the discussion will focus on pruning tools, techniques and timing. The meeting is at noon on Thursday, Jan. 20 in Bldg. 31, Rm. 9A51. The club welcomes anyone interested in gardening — drop in and meet some fellow NIH gardeners. Check the club Web site for more information:

Tae Kwon Do Beginner's Class

The NIH Tae Kwon Do Club is offering a beginner's class for adults and mature teens starting Wednesday, Jan. 19. The class will meet in the Malone Center (Bldg. 31C, B4 level, next to the NIH Fitness Center) for 1 hour on Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., and 1 hour on Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., and continue for 2 or 3 months until participants can be integrated into the regular club training. Dues $40 (3 months), $30 uniform. Interested persons are welcome to watch regular training sessions. For information call Andrew Schwartz, 402-5197.

'Faces & Phases of Life' Seminars Return

The NIH Work and Family Life Center and the NIH Employee Assistance Program present the following free seminars. Teleconferencing is available to most locations on request. Contact the WFLC, 435-1619 or TTY/TDD 480-0690, to preregister to attend or to arrange teleconferencing for your IC. Videotapes of the seminars can be checked out from the WFLC Work/Life Resource Library. Sign language interpretation is available. For reasonable accommodation, call at least 48 hours prior to the seminar. More information is available on WFLC's Web site at

Survival Tactics for New Parents
(Jan. 11, noon-1:30 p.m., 31/6C6)

Levels of Care for the Elderly
(Jan. 18, noon-1 p.m., 31/6C6)

Creating an Individual Development Plan
(Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 31/6C10)

Family Violence: What Every Employee & Manager Should Know
(Jan. 25, noon-2 p.m., 31/6C6)

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Antonio Lanzavecchia on Jan. 19. He is director, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona, Switzerland, and will speak on "From Synapses to Immunological Memory."

On Jan. 26, Dr. Barry Bloom, dean, Harvard School of Public Health and professor of immunology and infectious diseases, will discuss "A View of Public Health and Biomedical Research" at the NIH director's annual R.E. Dyer Lecture.

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

CFC's International Food Day

More than 500 people attended International Day for the Combined Federal Campaign, held recently in the Visitor Information Center, Bldg. 10. NIH'ers were able to purchase lunch from area restaurants such as Bethesda's Tako Grill, which served Japanese food, and the Bangkok Garden, which offered Thai dishes. The day was set up to bring awareness to the role that CFC plays in international philanthropic organizations. Among the organizations participating were UNICEF and the Red Cross. The day was sponsored by the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association.

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