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Is Management for Me?

Promotion to a leadership position can bring more money and responsibility, but will it bring you satisfaction? The Human Resource Development Division workshop "Is Management for Me?" explores the rewards and drawbacks inherent in positions of leadership. The Sept. 10 class offers guided exercises in which participants experience situational dilemmas common to supervisors. Key topics include: pros and cons of supervisory positions; understanding the role of the leader; and competencies required for leading people and managing performance.

Consider this training opportunity if you are contemplating a career move into a leadership position, or if you have recently been appointed to a supervisory job. For more information visit

Lecture on Cancer Prevention, Aug. 1

Dr. Leslie Bernstein will speak on "Cancer Prevention: Opportunities for Action," at the annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture to be held on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. A reception will follow.

Bernstein is the AFLAC chair in cancer research, professor of preventive medicine and senior associate dean, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Preventive Oncology, National Cancer Institute.

For more information contact Susan Winer at 496-8640; individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation should call a week before the lecture.

CRIS Educational Sessions Planned

The Clinical Research Information System — CRIS — now in development will offer the NIH intramural research community new tools for taking care of patients and collecting research data. A series of educational sessions is under way for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and IT specialists to address issues surrounding the development and implementation of CRIS and similar systems.

The next speaker in the series is Dr. F. Jacob Seagull of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who will discuss "System Design: The Human Factor" on Tuesday, July 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Seagull, who is with the university's human factors research program, will focus on attention, workload and alarms — keeping patients safe.

A video rerun of a popular session is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the CC Medical Board Room (2C116): "Implementing Electronic Patient Record Systems," by Stephanie Reel, chief information officer and vice provost for information technology, Johns Hopkins University, and vice president for information services, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

CME credit is offered. Call 594-DCRI for more information or visit

Sailing Club Open House, July 28

The NIH Sailing Association will hold an open house at Selby Bay Sailing Center in Mayo, Md., on Sunday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be demonstration sails for adults in the club's 19-ft. Flying Scot sailboats. Fall sailing classes begin soon; this is a good chance to preview the boats and meet the members. At the open house you can join NIHSA, sign up for adult sailing classes that start Aug. 21, and enjoy a barbecue chicken picnic with various salads for $7.50. For directions to the event, visit

'Brown Bag' Sessions Aid Meetings

Do monthly staff meetings have you in a rut? Consider attending one of the Human Resources Development Division's "brown bag" sessions. Topics include: Secrets of Super Achievers (learn the 6 common attributes that peak performers share and how to implement them in your life); Conflict Resolution (participants discover how to create win-win solutions); Coping with Tomorrow Today (participants create an action plan to help them move into the present and prepare for the future). Visit for more details and titles.

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