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Olopade To Give Diggs Lecture

Olufunmilayo F. Olopade, associate professor in the department of medicine and director of the committee on genetics, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago Medical Center, will deliver the eighth annual John Diggs Lecture, sponsored by the NIH Black Scientists Association. Her lecture title is "Dissection of Cooperating Genetic Pathways Involved in Aggressive Early Onset Breast Cancer Reveals Mutually Distinct Roles for BRCA1 and HER-2/neu Genes." She has also been asked to share any insights she might have as to why black women disproportionately die from breast cancer. The program will be at noon on Monday, July 15 in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, and is cosponsored by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute. The lecture is open to the public. NIH summer students are encouraged to attend. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For reasonable accommodation, contact Michael Chew at 402-3681, TTY Federal Relay Service 1-800-877-8339.

Free Summer Film Festival

The Office of Science Education announces the return of its free summer film festival, Science in the Cinema. Beginning July 11 for 6 consecutive weeks, a popular film with a medical science theme is screened. Following each movie, an interactive discussion with the audience is led by an expert on the subject depicted in the film.

Shows begin at 7 p.m. each Thursday in Natcher auditorium, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All films are shown with captions; American Sign Language interpreters and real-time captioning are provided for the post-film discussions. If other reasonable accommodation is required, contact OSE at least 5 days before each film date at or 402-2470 (Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, TTY users call 451-9706).

Check the OSE web site at for this year's schedule and more event details.

Seminar on Alternatives in Animal Research

NIH staff who write animal study proposals, or who are interested in searching the biomedical literature for procedural alternatives, are encouraged to attend Alternatives in Animal Research. This free, hands-on seminar is being offered at the NIH Library in Bldg. 10 on Thursday, July 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Participants will be introduced to a checklist that guides researchers to resources that address issues of reduction, refinement or replacement (the 3 R's) and can help meet Animal Welfare Act requirements. Resources covered include databases available through the NIH Library web site such as: AGRICOLA, EMBASE via ScienceDirect, PsycInfo, MEDLINE, and Web of Science. PORPOISE, a research update service developed for NIH'ers, and PubMed's Cubby feature will also be discussed. Attendees will learn the advantages of working with librarians to perform mediated searches in databases available through DIALOG. No registration is required, but attendees should arrive early at the training room, lower level, to use a computer. Observers are welcome. For more information, call the NIH Library at 496-1080 or email Cindy Clark at

Senior Leadership Program Announced

The Human Resource Development Division is accepting nominations through Aug. 2 for the fall session of the 2002 NIH Senior Leadership Program that begins Sept. 18. Targeted at IC leadership teams of senior scientific and administrative leaders, the program focuses on the competencies that were identified as critically important to meeting NIH's scientific goals. The program combines case studies, interactive discussions, experiential learning, assessment data, development planning and a 3-day residential retreat at The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, Md. The curriculum includes sessions led by scholar-practitioners and leaders and individual feedback sessions. For more information visit or contact Joyce Laplante at 496-6211 or email

Wednesday Afternoon Lecture

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Sir Richard Peto on June 26; he is professor of medical statistics and epidemiology, Oxford University. He will give the annual Robert S. Gordon Jr. Lecture on "Halving Premature Death."

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

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