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Tae Kwon Do Beginner's Class

The NIH Tae Kwon Do Club is offering a beginner's class for adults and mature teens starting July 9. The class will meet in the Malone Center (Bldg. 31C, B4 level, next to the NIH Fitness Center) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will continue for about 2 months until participants can be integrated into the regular club training. Dues $40 (3 months), $30 uniform. Interested persons are welcome to watch regular training sessions. For information call Andrew Schwartz, 402-5197 or visit the club web site at

Awards Ceremony Welcomes All

All NIH'ers are welcome to join NIH acting director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein at the 2001 NIH Director's Award Ceremony. This year's event will honor recipients of the NIH Director's Award and NIH Director's Award for Mentoring, as well as winners of the Commissioned Corps Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Outstanding Service Medal. The ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in the Natcher Bldg. auditorium.

Workshops for Women in Science

HRDD announces a new series of workshops specifically designed for women in science. Many women scientists at NIH have identified skills development in negotiating, networking and mentoring as being critical to their success. The workshops will help women develop skills that could lead to increased visibility and career opportunities. The first workshop, Negotiating Workshop for Women in Science, will be piloted in July with women scientists from NCI. Dr. Julie White, an internationally prominent speaker, seminar leader, consultant and author, will be the workshop leader. If you are interested in bringing these or similar workshops to your IC, contact Vickie Baldwin at 496-6211.

NIH'ers Race for the Cure

NIH'ers participated with Department of Health and Human Services representatives in the June 2 Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. The 5-kilometer run/walk was sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds for assistance to breast cancer patients and breast cancer researchers. Shown are (from l) Kendra "Kim" Westervelt, NHLBI; Mike Lonetto, HHS Office of the Secretary (OS); Terrell Halaska, HHS-OS; Ann Agnew, HHS-OS; Andrea Gabossy, NCI; Brett Davis, HHS-OS; Tracy Self (holding sign), HHS-OS; HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson; an unidentified racer; Houston Baker, NCI; and Amy Schraven. (Picture courtesy of Judy Baker.)

FAES Announces Concert Schedule

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences has announced the performers and dates in the 2001-2002 season of its Chamber Music Series. The concerts are Sundays at 4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. For ticket information call 496-7976 or visit

Oct. 14 Louis Lortie, piano
Nov. 4 Mendelssohn Quartet
Nov. 18 Royal Irish Academy of Music Strings with John O'Conor, piano
Dec. 16 Richard Goode, piano
Jan. 13, 2002 Randall Scarlata, baritone with Cameron Stowe, piano
Jan. 27 Takacs Quartet
Feb. 10 Brazilian Guitar Quartet
Mar. 10 Altenberg Trio
Mar. 24 Richard Stoltzman, clarinet and John Peter Stoltzman, piano
Apr. 7 Emmanuel Pahud, flute and friends

Westwood Bldg. Undergoes Renovation

Only the bones remain of the old Westwood Bldg., occupied on a rental basis by NIH for many years, but now undergoing renovation. Retiree Asher Hyatt, who was at the old Division of Research Grants from 1967 to 1997, sent along these photos,asking, "I wonder if Dr. Kirschstein can identify her old office?

The building, on Westbard Ave. in Bethesda, has been gutted and is being converted into an apartment house.

Alumni Endorse New Parking Garage

The NIH Alumni Association's board of directors recently forwarded to NIH leadership a resolution endorsing construction of a new parking garage on the campus' northwest quadrant. The resolution points out that such a garage is in the President's budget request for NIH for the year 2002, and urges that it be built to satisfy employees, alumni and neighbors, all of whom endorse the facility. The document asks NIH to make the garage "one of its highest priorities for the year 2002."

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