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Seminar on Assessing Contractor Performance, July 16

The Bethesda/Medical chapter of the National Contract Management Association is hosting a brown bag lunch seminar entitled, "Implementing the Past Performance Regulations -- One Year Later." Speakers include David Muzio of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and Mary Armstead of NIH's Office of Contracts Management. Open to all, the meeting is Wednesday, July 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. EPN, Conf. Rm. G. Call Sharon Miller, 6-8611, for details.

Like To Have More Money?

Many of us are guilty of being money wasters and most of us could have money if we managed it more wisely. Several guest speakers will help you learn to manage your money more profitably at a new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) free program series. Dates and topics for the Wednesday sessions are:

July 16: "Creative Debt Reduction"

July 23: "Working Through the Mortgage Maze"

July 30: "How To Save for Those Special Events
(i.e., new home, new car, retirement, etc.)"

All sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. in the Little Theater, Visitor Information Center, Bldg. 10. No registration is needed, just drop in. For more information call EAP at 6-3164. Check out dates of other programs at

GEHA Health Plan Service Day, July 17

GEHA Health Plan will have a representative on the NIH campus Thursday, July 17, to assist enrollees who have questions or enrollment/claims problems. The representative will be here from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 31, Rm. 3C05.

No appointment is necessary. Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

M.D. IPA Service Day, July 17

M.D. IPA Health Plan will be on the NIH campus Thursday, July 17, to assist enrollees who have questions or enrollment/claims problems. A representative will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 7.

No appointment is necessary. Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Chamber Music Concert, July 20

The Rock Creek Chamber Players will conclude their 1996-1997 concert series at NIH with a performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 in the 14th floor assembly hall at the Clinical Center. This free public concert, sponsored by the recreation therapy section, will include songs by Purcell for tenor solo and duet, accompanied by baroque instruments; Dvorak's Bagatelles for two violins, 'cello and harmonium; duets for flute and clarinet including Villa-Lobos' Choros No. 2; and Mozart's quintet for horn and strings. For more information call (202) 337-8710.

Third Annual John Diggs Lecture

Dr. Kenneth Olden, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will present the third annual John Diggs Lecture on Thursday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The title of his talk will be "Research Key to Understanding Links Between Poverty and Health Status." The lecture is cosponsored by the speakers bureau of the NIH Black Scientists Association, the Office of the NIH Director, NINDS, and NIDDK. All are welcome.

Workshop on Bone, Immune Systems, Aug. 5-6

NIAMS will sponsor a 2-day workshop on "Bone and the Hematopoietic and Immune Systems" on Aug. 5-6. It will be held at Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 6. Cosponsors are ORWH, NIA, NIDR, NIAID and NIDDK.

The workshop will explore the mechanisms that link the development and maintenance of bone to the functions of the hematopoietic and immune systems, and should contribute to an assessment of the potential for future research in this area. To register and for special accommodation needs, send email to:, or call Sharon Nouzari-Louis, 6-0801. Preregistration by July 18 is required.

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Visits

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (l) visited the National Institute of Mental Health's intramural research program June 27 to learn about research on the brain, behavior, and mental disorders. Carter, who has spearheaded national conferences and other activities devoted to mental health issues, is shown on the 4th floor of the Clinical Center with Dr. Susan Swedo, acting NIMH scientific director. Swedo and Dr. Rex Cowdry, NIMH acting deputy director, presented an overview of intramural research. Dr. David Pickar, chief of the Experimental Therapeutics Branch, guided Carter on a tour of the schizophrenia ward.

FARE Rewards Research Excellence

The Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) this year will again provide recognition for outstanding scientific research. The NIH fellows committee, financially supported by the scientific directors and Office of Research on Women's Health, will award 120 basic science and clinical fellows with $1,000 each, toward domestic travel and other costs associated with a scientific meeting. This money must be used between Oct. 1, 1997 and Sept. 30, 1998. Applications, including abstracts, may be electronically submitted through the fellows Web site Access to this site is available at the User Resource Center in Bldg. 31 as well as the Bldg. 10 library; ask about it at the information desks.

Alternatively, paper applications will be available from the Office of Education (6-2427) or your fellows committee representative. Applications are being accepted now until Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced by mid-October. Questions should be directed by email to or to your institute's fellows committee representative. The application form and instructions, as well as examples of last year's winning abstracts, can be accessed at Felcom, the fellows Web site.

'Alternative' Web Site

The Office of Alternative Medicine recently launched its website, which includes comprehensive information about its program and research activities, sponsored conferences, and links to other sources of information. Access the new website through the NIH home page link for "Office of the Director" or use the URL

'Fee'sible Parking

Newly "fee"sible parking: At parking lot 4A -- currently a carpool lot on Center Dr. enclosed by Bldgs. 4, 31, 1 and 2 -- workers lay the cement for an automatic parking gate, the first physical indication of paid parking on the NIH campus. Soon, a large portion of the lot will be made available to visitors for a fee of $2 per hour.

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