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Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. David W. Piston on Jan. 30; he will speak on "Imaging the Dynamics of Living Systems from Single Cells to Whole Animals." He is director, W.M. Keck Foundation Free Electron Laser Center, associate professor, molecular physiology & biophysics, physics and biomedical engineering, Vanderbilt University.

On Feb. 6, Dr. Eric J. Nestler, Lou and Ellen McGinley distinguished professor & chairman, department of psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, will talk about "Molecular Basis of Addictive States."

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

HRDD, USDA Offer Classes

HRDD, in partnership with the USDA Graduate School, is offering several human resource management classes throughout fiscal year 2002. Classes began in January with "Correcting Employee Conduct and Performance." HRDD/USDA will offer "Pay Setting" at the end of January and "Mediating Employee Disputes" in early February. These two courses will focus on federal payment procedures and how to be a good mediator when employee conflicts arise. From Feb. 25-28, "Adverse and Performance-Based Actions" will be offered, which is ideal for federal personnel specialists, administrative specialists and managers who prepare or decide adverse actions. For more information, visit HRDD's web site at or call 496-6211.

Library Winter/Spring Seminars

Trainers at the NIH Library in Bldg. 10 are offering new seminars that can help enhance your research skills:

PDAs (e.g., Palm Pilot): An Introduction - Jan. 24

PDAs: Advanced Applications for Clinical Use - Jan. 24

Nursing Resources - Feb. 14, Mar. 28

Clinical Trials on the Web - Apr. 11

For information on these and other seminars such as PubMed, Web of Science, EndNote, and Reference Manager, go to the NIH Library's training catalog at or call 496-2184. Training is free and for NIH staff only. No registration is required.

College English, Math Refreshers

NIH'ers are required to take English and math placement exams prior to enrolling in nearly all of the courses Montgomery College offers. So don't forget to enroll in these two college classes that begin on Jan. 29. Through a partnership, HRDD and MC are offering several other college classes this semester; for details visit

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