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Alcohol Screening Day, Apr. 11

Are you concerned about your drinking or a family member or friend's drinking? If so, attend National Alcohol Screening Day on Thursday, Apr. 11. Free confidential screenings and/or consultation with a professional counselor are offered. Alcohol educational materials will be available on a table in front of the Cybercafe on the first floor of Bldg. 10. Screenings will also be held in Bldg. 10, NIAAA Clinic, Rm. 1C254 on the first floor (past the admissions desk, across from the EKG lab). Hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. A sign language interpreter will be on site. Hablamos Espaņol, noon - 1 p.m. y 4 - 5 p.m. Braille copies of the screening form will be available. For information call 496-1992. For other site locations, call the national locator, 1-800-405-9200. Door-prize drawings for participants will be held for dinner and a movie for two or a gift certificate to the R&W gift stores.

New Al-Anon Meeting Site

A new Al-Anon meeting has been established as of Mar. 7 on Executive Blvd. On Thursdays, the group meets at the Willco Bldg., 6000 Executive Blvd., fifth floor Conf. Rm. 400 from noon to 12:50 p.m. This is an open meeting. For more information contact Sophia Glezos Voit, NIMH work/life coordinator, at 443-4533 or sglezos@nih.gov.

Workshop for Women in Science

HRDD is launching the second in a series of workshops for women in science, "Giving Dynamic Presentations." The 2-day workshop is designed to equip scientists with methods for capturing and holding audience attention and speaking with confidence, poise and enthusiasm. Participants will learn through videotaped presentations, technique review and individual coaching. The workshop will be held Apr. 30-May 1, with a coaching session to follow. For details, contact HRDD at 496-6211 or visit http://learningsource.od.nih.gov/.

Lectures on Health Disparities

The NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is hosting a series of lectures to explore health disparities and the unequal burden of disease in American society. The first lecture in the series will be held on Thursday, Apr. 11 at 2 p.m. in Natcher balcony A. Featured speaker is Dr. Thomas C. Holt, James Westfall Thompson professor of American and African history at the University of Chicago.

Holt is author of The Problem of Race in the 21st Century, published in December 2000 by Harvard University Press. His talk, titled "Reflections on 'The Problem of Race in the 21st Century' After 9/11," will provide insight into the impact of race and racism on the U.S. economy and consumer culture.

For more information, or for reasonable accommodation (beyond sign language, which will be provided) contact Tara Grove at Tgrove@novaresearch.com.

Workshop on Mammalian Stem Cells

NIGMS is hosting a workshop, "The Basic Biology of Mammalian Stem Cells," to be held June 9-10 at the Bethesda Pooks Hill Marriott Hotel. The purpose is to promote interactions and discussions between researchers studying embryonic and adult mammalian stem cells and basic researchers working in other areas such as chromatin, gene expression, cell cycle, cell signaling and development. NIGMS hopes to learn how best to stimulate research that will advance knowledge of the basic biology of mammalian stem cells.

Keynote speakers Drs. Jamie Thomson and Marc Kirschner will kick off the workshop at 7:45 p.m., Sunday, June 9. The meeting will continue Monday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. NIH'ers are welcome to attend the free meeting, but should register by May 10 to reserve a seat. For more information, contact Dr. Judith Greenberg at greenbej@ nigms.nih.gov or 594-0943. To see the meeting agenda, list of speakers, and to obtain a registration form, visit http://www.nigms.nih.gov/stemcellworkshop/.

Tae Kwon Do Beginner's Class

The NIH Tae Kwon Do School is offering a beginner's class for adults and mature teens starting Apr. 8. The class will meet in the Malone Center (Bldg. 31C, B4 level, next to the NIH Fitness Center) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will continue for about 2 months until participants can be integrated into the regular school training. Dues are $40 per quarter and a uniform costs $30. Interested persons are welcome to watch regular training sessions. For information call Andrew Schwartz, 402-5197 or visit http://www.recgov.org/r&w/nihtaekwondo.html.

Personnel Meeting Features Collins

The Montgomery County chapter of the International Personnel Management Association will hold its 2002 training and development conference "Thriving in Change" at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency on Tuesday, Apr. 23. Keynote speaker is Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute. Topics include the Role of HR in Emergency Preparedness, Personal Security in the Workplace, HR Best Practices, HR Survival Strategies, and Leadership Strategies in Challenging Times. For registration information, visit http://www.ipma-mc.org/conference/, or contact Patti Jennings, jenningp@mail.nih.gov or Chris Clements, clementc@mail.nih.gov, 402-0508.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Suzanne R. Pfeffer on Apr. 10, speaking on "Regulation of Receptor Trafficking by Rab GTPases." She is professor and chairman of biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine.

On Apr. 17, Dr. Norman R. Pace, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, University of Colorado, will give a talk on "Molecular Microbial Ecology: In Hot Springs and Human Disease."

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


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