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STRIDE Program Honors Graduates

The STRIDE Program recently held its graduation ceremony. A competitive 3-year career development program, STRIDE gives employees in support positions an opportunity for career change and advancement. Through a combination of on-the-job training, academic courses and selected short courses participants prepare for professional level positions. Keynote speaker Dr. Yvonne Maddox (second from l), then acting NIH deputy director, challenged the graduates to ask the question "What now?" She told them they had followed a pre-written script, but that now it is time to "take a bow, exit stage right, and become the writer of a future script" by thinking about their professional goals and developing a strategy to get there. Shown are graduates (from l) PaTrina Boome, administrative officer, NIAID; Debra Milans, human resources specialist, CSR; Katrina Pearson, program analyst, OD. Not pictured are Kim Tran, human resources specialist, formerly with NIAID; and Marriam Bright, information technology specialist, CIT.

Salutaris Hosts 'Noons in June'

Salutaris, the NIH gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) employees' forum, is holding its sixth annual Noons in June lecture series, which features speakers who address issues and events affecting GLBT employees. This year's key speakers include Maryland Delegate Maggie L. McIntosh, covering pertinent GLBT referendum issues, June 4; Dr. Ken Morgen, author of Getting Simon, talks about the story of two gay doctors' journey to fatherhood, June 13; Elizabeth Toledo, a nationally recognized feminist, considers "Everyday Acts of Rebellion," June 18; Blake Humphries, director of Free State Justice, will give an overview of the organization whose mission is to promote and protect the rights of all GLBT persons in Maryland, June 20; and Woody Derricks, a financial advisor with a leading securities company, will present "Comprehensive Wealth Management for Domestic Partners," June 25.

Sign language interpretation is provided. For reasonable accommodation, contact Robert Debellis at 402-8677. For more information about Salutaris, and the times and locations for the lectures, visit the web site at

R&W Plans Travel Expo, Annual Camp Fantastic BBQ

On Thursday, June 13, R&W will hold a Travel & Weekend Getaway Exposition in the Visitor Information Center, Bldg. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be door prizes and great ideas for vacations long and short. There is no charge to attend. Then on Tuesday, June 18, plan on lunching at the 20th annual Camp Fantastic Barbecue, which raises funds for the summer camp for kids with cancer. The event will be held on the Bldg. 31A patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and features food from Outback Steakhouse, dessert by Ben & Jerry's and music by old friends Streetlife Band. Tickets are $8 at any R&W store.

Community Orchestra Concert Set, June 1

The NIH Community Orchestra will perform on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Figge Theater on the campus of Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Selections will include: Bach — Brandenburg #4; Daum — Psalm 9:11; Verdi — Hymn and Triumphal March from Aida; Haydn — Symphony #100; Sibelius — Finlandia. For more information email Gary Daum at

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation's 2002 annual scientific conference on June 5. Laureates of the Kettering, Sloan and Mott prizes for cancer research will speak.

On June 11, in a special Tuesday lecture, Dr. Tom A. Rapoport will discuss "Protein Transport In and Out of the ER." He is professor of cell biology and HHMI investigator, Harvard Medical School. His talk is at 3 p.m. in Masur.

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

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