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Lecture on 'Designer Estrogens'

NIH alumnus Dr. John Termine, now vice president, executive director, Lilly Research Labs, Eli Lilly & Co., will speak on "Raloxifene: The Future of Designer Estrogens," on Monday, June 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Natcher Conference Center's balcony A lecture hall. The talk is sponsored by the federal working group on bone diseases and the hard tissues disorders group at NIH. All are welcome.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Day

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of the National Capital Area will be on the NIH campus Wednesday, June 11, to assist enrollees who have claims or enrollment problems. A representative will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 8, armed with a laptop computer to access directly the enrollee's records at company headquarters.

No appointment is necessary. Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield comes to the NIH campus one day each month, usually on the second Wednesday of the month.

Recognition and Commencement Ceremony

Attention TDSP, STRIDE and Career Curricula students: On Wednesday, June 11, a Recognition and Commencement Ceremony will be held in Bldg. 1, Wilson Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. All students, current and former, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Presenters will include graduates from the programs. The keynote speaker will be Dick Sherbert, NINDS executive officer. Certificates will be awarded and refreshments will be served. TDSP students attended evening classes at the Division of Workforce Development's training facility at EPS. Shown here are spring 1997 students of Montgomery College's Computer Concepts course: (standing, from l) Karl Robertson, Lori Cutick, Jacqueline McEachin, LaQuandra Brown, Gay Presbury, Carolyn Butler, Denise Sanders, and Prof. Larry Janicki; seated are Montrue Nelson (l) and Michelle Gray.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series -- usually held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 -- backs up a few hours on June 11 and starts at 1:15 p.m. That's because the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation will be holding its annual scientific conference here that afternoon. Foundation president Dr. Samuel A. Wells, Jr., will introduce the meeting, followed by laureates' lectures by winners of the GM Sloan, Kettering and Mott prizes for cancer research. The conference ends around 4:30 p.m.

On June 18, Dr. Peter N. Goodfellow, senior vice president, biopharmaceutical research and development, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Essex, England, will present "From Sex to Drugs."

The series then goes on summer vacation until next September, when a full schedule resumes.

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, 4-5595.

1997 STRIDE Program Recruits

The Office of Human Resource Management, Division of Career Resources announces the 1997 STRIDE Program. Applications will be accepted in the designated personnel offices until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 13 for the following targeted STRIDE intern positions:

ICDSeriesEntry Position Target PositionContact, Phone, Bldg./Rm.
DCRTGS-335Computer Asst.
Computer Spec.
Lori Thompson, 6-6951, 12A/3013
NCIGS-303Admin. Asst.
Admin. Officer
Carol Mohler, 6-8657, EPS/531
NIAIDGS-203Personnel Asst.
Prsnl. Mgt. Spec.
Susan Howard, 6-4634, 31/7A27

STRIDE is designed to offer employees an opportunity for career change and advancement, while also helping NIH meet its staffing needs. The program's aim is to provide a combination of on-the-job and academic training to prepare individuals for placement in targeted administrative positions. To be eligible, you must be an NIH employee on a career or career-conditional appointment for at least 1 year prior to the closing date of this announcement; be employed in a one-grade interval job series at the GS-5 or above or federal wage grade equivalent (WG); be a high school graduate or have a certificate of equivalency (general education diploma) at the time of application, but not have a bachelor's degree; and be employed in a nonprofessional position. Information sessions will be held at the following times and places:

June 311 a.m. - NoonBldg. 31/Conf. Rm. 9
June 512:30 - 1:30 p.m.EPN/Conf. Rm. H

For more information, contact the designated personnel office. Applications must be completed and received by the deadline above.

Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award Nominations Sought

The NIH fellows committee requests nominations for the 1997 Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award. The award is intended to recognize excellence in clinical training involving the direct care of patients by any NIH senior clinical investigator. Fax a short nomination letter to Distinguished Teacher's Award, Attn: Deborah Cohen, at the NIH Office of Education, 2-3437, or send email to The submission deadline is June 30.

Toastmasters Clubs Welcome New Members

The NIH Toastmasters Clubs welcome anyone interested in their goal of "self-improvement through action." Of the 200 clubs in the metropolitan area, two have NIH ties -- clubs 3691 (meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in Bldg. 49, Rm. 1A50A from 7:30 to 9 p.m.) and 3421 (meets every Friday except holiday weekends from noon to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 36, Rm. 1B11). Club meetings are quite structured and dues are collected. To learn more about the clubs, contact Mary Ann Thomas, 6-1038, or point your Web browser to

Electronic Forms Now Available

Before you spend time creating that form on your computer or borrowing a copy from your friend up the hall, check out the NIH electronic forms users' group Web site.

With help from DCRT and TASC, and with information from the official NIH forms files, the group has, for the last 2 years, been creating good quality, error-free forms that can be used by NIH'ers on both IBM Windows and Macintosh OS computers. The Web site now contains nearly 200 forms in Claris FileMaker Pro and Delrina FormFlow software. Nonprinting instructions appear on your computer screen to help you select paper color and choose special printing instructions. In addition, training is provided on the Web site and workshops will be provided in the future. The site also offers a comment page to allow users, for the first time, to opine on creation and use of the forms. Check out the site at

FAES Concert Schedule Announced

The FAES Chamber Music Series will present nine concerts in its 1997-1998 season:

Oct. 5Munich Chamber Orchestra
Oct. 19Eldar Nebolsin, piano
Nov. 2Aulos Ensemble with Jane Bryden, soprano
Dec. 7John O'Conor, piano
Jan. 18Vadim Repin, violin
Feb. 15Stephen Prutsman, piano
Mar. 1Borciani Competition Winner
Mar. 15Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Apr. 5Trio Solare

Concerts are held on Sundays at 4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Tickets are required. For more information, call 6-7975.

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