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2000 NIH Research Festival, Oct. 10-13; Poster Submission Available Online

The 14th annual NIH Research Festival, the yearly showcase for the NIH intramural research program, will be held Oct. 10 through 13. The festival organizing committee, cochaired this year by NHLBI Scientific Directors Robert Balaban and Elizabeth Nabel, is now accepting submission of poster abstracts by all NIH staff. Posters in any area of research conducted on campus will be considered for presentation, but the committee is requesting a limit of one poster submission per first author. Plenary, mini-symposia, and poster sessions are scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 11 and 12. Plenary sessions will feature the latest research advances in nitric oxide, angiogenesis, and genome analysis and 12 mini-symposia will cover the wide range of research interests of the NIH intramural community. As in previous years, the NIH Office of Education-sponsored NIH Job Fair for postdoctoral fellows will kick off the week's events on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The Research Festival Scientific Equipment Show, sponsored by the Technical Sales Association, will cap the event off on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 and 13. For a general schedule of events and the online poster registration form, visit the Research Festival web site at

The deadline for online poster registration is 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7. Applicants will receive email confirmation of receipt of poster abstracts and will be notified of acceptance by Aug. 21. For more information about poster registration, contact Paula Cohen at 496-1776 or email

Satcher Reports on Oral Health at Grade School

Surgeon General David Satcher meets with first graders at Shepherd Elementary School in Washington, D.C., on May 25, when the first-ever Surgeon General's report on oral health was released at a press conference held at the school. In addition to the Surgeon General, who presented key findings of the report, the press conference featured Charles T. Frock, president and CEO, First Health of the Carolinas, representing Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved, and Janet Crockett, a teacher at Shepherd Elementary School, together with her first grade class. Students at the school have been learning about oral health through a pilot curriculum developed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and NIH's Office of Science Education. "Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General" emphasizes the importance of oral health for general well-being and identifies a "silent epidemic" of dental and oral diseases and disorders that burden all too many people in this country. The executive summary of the report is available on the NIDCR web site:

Celebrate NIH IntraMall 2000

Celebrate IntraMall 2000 in an air-conditioned tent with free food and giveaways. will host the NIH IntraMall 2000 tent show Wednesday, July 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in parking lot 10-D, on the north side of the Clinical Center. The event will highlight recent NIH IntraMall enhancements and key vendors.

Learn more about the new and improved IntraMall, the leading electronic catalog and ordering system on the NIH campus. See new IntraMall features including reconciliation and enhanced search. Learn how you can easily purchase lab supplies, computer and office supplies on the IntraMall using your purchase card.

Visit such IntraMall vendors as Biosource International, Comdisco, Government Scientific Source, Hyclone, Invitrogen, Life Technologies, Office Depot, Peninsula Labs, RAL Diagnostic, Sigma-Aldrich, Strategic Biosolutions, Thomas Scientific and VWR.

Visit, NIH's new CRADA partner for the IntraMall. The leading web site for life sciences content and supplies, has integrated life sciences content with catalogs in the IntraMall ( has increased the number of products available in the NIH IntraMall from 100,000 in December 1999 to 1 million products in summer 2000.

Renewal of NIH Parking Permits

NIH General Parking Permits for campus employees whose last names begin with M and N will expire on the last day of July 2000. In order to obtain a new General Parking Permit, an employee must visit the NIH Parking Office in Bldg. 31, Rm. B3B04. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Off-campus employees will be issued the "Off Campus Employee Parking Permit." These permits allow you to park at the NIH Bethesda campus or leased facilities that require an NIH parking permit in the general employee parking lots. Remember, when applying for new/renewal permits, you must bring a valid NIH identification card, valid driver's license and a valid vehicle registration certificate. For more information, call 496-6851 or send email to

Sons of Italy Sponsor Talk, June 28

The NIH Sons of Italy Lodge invites you to an illustrated talk, "Old Calabria Revisited." Dr. William Sanslone, an alumnus of NIH, will share his experiences during recent visits to Locri and areas along the Ionian Coast of Calabria on Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m., Executive Plaza North (ground-floor conference area), 6120 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Md. For more information, email The NIH lodge meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Umberto's Italian Restaurant, Cabin John Mall. Anyone interested in joining the lodge may call Nina Baccanari, (301) 869-4045, or Cathy Battistone, 594-1088.

Sailing Club Open House, July 15

NIH sailors enjoy the club's newest Flying Scot, "Breezy."

Old salts and landlubbers alike are invited to the R&W Sailing Club picnic and open house on Saturday, July 15 (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Selby Bay Sailing Center in Edgewater, Md. The event is free to R&W members and will include food, drink and demonstration sails in the club's 19-foot Flying Scot sailboats. Fall sailing classes begin in August; this is a good chance to preview the boats and meet the members before signing up. Directions to Selby Bay and other information on the open house and the sailing club are on the club's web site:

Prayer Vigil Held, May 4

The Noontime Christian Fellowhip's National Day of Prayer vigil held May 4 in front of Bldg. 1 drew a crowd surrounding the flagpole.

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