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GM Holds Scientific Conference, June 5-6

Some of the world's foremost researchers will present their latest findings on the "Mechanisms of Metastasis" at this year's General Motors Cancer Research Foundation annual scientific conference, June 5-6, in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. In addition, the NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series on June 6 will host presentations by each of the winners of the 2001 General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Awards. NIH investigators and staff are invited to attend the conference, which starts at 8:15 a.m. June 5 in Masur. There is no registration. Program details are available at For more information, contact the GMCRF at (919) 668-8018 or email

Two FEW Events in June

The Bethesda chapter of Federally Employed Women will host Mary Kay LeFevour of MK LeFevour and Associates at its meeting Tuesday, June 12 in the Natcher Bldg. Conf. Rm. G1/G2 from noon to 1 p.m. She will present a talk on "Team Building and Conflict Management." A certified family mediator, LeFevour has more than 20 years of experience with associations and nonprofits. Formerly executive director of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and the National Association for Women Judges, she brings abundant knowledge of how to make organizations effective through creative thinking and conflict resolution processes. Bring your lunch and participate in the seminar.

In observation of National Safety Month, David Baker and Officer Luis Hurtado of the Montgomery County Police Department will discuss "Women and Safety" at a FEW membership dinner on Monday, June 18 (location and cost to be announced). For more information, or to RSVP by June 14, contact Angela Magliozzi at 496-1642 or email Both events are open to the public. For more information visit

Seminar on Managing Conflict, May 30

The Center for Cooperative Resolution invites NIH senior executives, managers and supervisors to attend its next Executive Seminar Series on Working with Conflict on Wednesday, May 30 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 38, Lister Hill Auditorium. Speaker John S. Barkat, ombudsman and director of the Program on Mediation at Pace University, will discuss "Communicating Across Cultures: Managing the Mosaic of a Global Workplace."

Based, in part, on research taken from studies of international managers, Barkat's talk will present an introduction to a framework of cultural dimensions, which can be useful for analyzing and better understanding differences in communication, worldview and performance expectations. Implications for both managers and employees will be discussed and explored as will an assessment of one's own cultural communication style.

Contact Barbara Washington at 594-7231 to register for the seminar and to request any reasonable accommodation.

NIH Orchestra Summer Concert, June 9

The NIH Community Orchestra will perform their Summer Concert on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The concert will feature music by Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Granados and Copland (including Rodeo). A suggested donation of $5 for adults will benefit a variety of NIH charities. For more information about the concert or the orchestra, contact Gary Daum at (301) 897-8184, by email at, or visit the orchestra's web site at

Parkinson's Disease Research Web Site

The NIH-wide Parkinson's disease research effort recently made another advance in public-private partnership with the launching of a new Parkinson's Disease Research web site (

The site, sponsored and maintained by NINDS, is designed for a broad group of users including scientists and clinicians, voluntary agencies and patients. It provides information ranging from the full Parkinson's disease research agenda and descriptions of NIH's funding opportunities and announcements to resources for patients and caregivers such as advocacy contact information. As the site continues to develop during the next several months, NINDS hopes to include information from all NIH institutes, showcasing their parallel efforts on Parkinson's disease research.

HRDD Offers Two New Classes

Neuro-linguistics programming (NLP) is an applied science built on the disciplines of linguistics, psychology and neurophysiology. A system for understanding and utilizing communications, NLP helps individuals and teams achieve positive changes and personal growth. It is distinct from other models or theories of communication and psychology in that it provides the user with the "nuts and bolts" of communication and change.

The Human Resource Development Division offers two new courses in NLP:

Neuro-linguistics for the Modern Scientist, held at EPN on July 26-27 and Aug. 9-10, and Piecing Together the Relationship Puzzle, also at EPN, on Aug. 2-3, and Aug. 16-17.

The value of NLP is its ability to furnish you with conscious choices and flexibility of behavior in areas of motivation, performance, decision-making, learning, communication, creativity and emotional ease.

Reporter Garrett To Speak, May 31

NIH will host the Institute of Medicine's regional distinguished lecture on Thursday, May 31, at 4 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter and author, will present "Beyond Betrayal of Trust: The Geopolitics of Getting from Lab to Global Clinic." A reception will follow in the lobby of the amphitheater. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For more information, contact Don Tiller at (202) 334-2174 or email

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — normally held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — occupies a special 1:30-3:30 p.m. slot on June 6 as the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation holds its 2001 Annual Scientific Conference in Masur. Dr. Samuel Wells Jr., president, GM Cancer Research Foundation, will introduce lectures by laureates of the Kettering, Sloan and Mott Prizes for Cancer Research.

On June 13, Dr. Etana Padan will give a talk entitled, "Structure, Function and Regulation of NhaA, a Key Na+/H+ Antiporter for pH and Na+ Homeostasis." Padan is professor, division of microbial and molecular ecology, Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

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

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