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Frederick Center Holds Festival, May 13-14

All NIH'ers are invited to the third annual Ft. Detrick NCI-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center Spring Research Festival on May 13-14. Events of interest to scientists and the public are planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Poster sessions and special exhibits of scientific research, technology and safety will highlight the diverse biomedical projects under way at the Frederick facility. More than 200 commercial exhibitors will display equipment, instruments and services for use in areas such as AIDS research, DNA synthesis, genetic engineering, electrophoresis, cell culture, chromatography and more.

The Research Festival also includes a health fair featuring free health information, health risk appraisals, body fat analysis, seated massage, aerobics and Tai Chi demonstrations, as well as employment and educational information.

A "Careers in Science" Seminar designed to inform students, teachers and the public about career opportunities in science will be featured May 13 at 4 p.m. Professionals will discuss their job responsibilities, educational requirements, opportunities for advancement, what they like about their jobs, and why they chose their career.

A Career Fair offering job opportunities at NCI-FCRDC in research and administration will be held on both days between 3 and 7 p.m. Hiring managers will be on hand from all areas of lab research, technical computing and administrative support services.

The festival is free and takes place on the Ft. Detrick parade grounds inside the main entrance. NIH employees may ride the daily shuttle to Frederick. For more information about festival events, contact Dr. Howard Young at or visit

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