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NIH Record Office Moves

The NIH Record office, which has been located in Bldg. 31, Rm. 2B03 since April 1969, is moving to the fifth floor of Bldg. 31's B wing. The new address is 31/5B41. The phone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

Memorial Service for NICHD's Wolffe

There will be a memorial service for Dr. Alan P. Wolffe on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. Wolffe was chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Embryology, NICHD, from 1990 to 2000. The service will honor his memory and recap his many contributions to the institute. All are invited to a reception in the foyer outside the auditorium immediately following the service.

Course on Clinical Pharmacology

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, sponsored by the Clinical Center, will begin in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10 on Sept. 6. It will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to approximately 8 p.m. and will run through Apr. 25, 2002. The course covers such topics as pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and transport, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special populations, and drug discovery and development. The faculty includes Dr. Carl Peck of Georgetown University's Center for Drug Development Science, Dr. Jerry Collins of the Food and Drug Administration and the Clinical Center's Dr. Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr., who is also the course director.

This is the fourth year the course is being offered. Registration is open to all interested persons free of charge. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course to students who attend 75 percent of the lectures. More information about the course, including the registration form, is available at

Fire Prevention Slogans Sought

Fire up your imaginations and think up a nifty slogan for NIH's observance of National Fire Prevention Week. If you win the contest, open to everyone (except members of the sponsoring Emergency Management Branch), your idea appears on next year's commemorative posters at NIH, along with your name. You can enter as often as you like, and entries should be snappy one-liners about fire prevention. Be sure to print (legibly) or type your slogan on a sheet of white paper. If you submit multiple candidates, rank them in order of preference. Entries are due by Sept. 4. Send or fax entries to the fire prevention section, Bldg. 15G, Rm. 2. Fax number is 402-2059. For more information call 496-0487.

19th Camp Fantastic BBQ Held

The 19th annual Camp Fantastic Barbecue on June 12 drew a large crowd of NIH'ers to the patio of Bldg. 31A, where the band Street Life entertained guests and food was provided by Outback Steakhouse. The event raised some $3,000 for Special Love Inc./Camp Fantastic.

Enjoying the luncheon were (above, from l) Orioles Bird mascot; Homer, the mascot of the Bethesda Big Train college league team; a young visitor; Looie, the mascot for the Bowie Baysox; and Randy Schools, president of R&W, which helped organize the event.

The Orioles Bird dances with a guest at the luncheon. There were demonstrations of country line dancing at the event, and raffle prizes that included a VCR and two roundtrip airfares.

Society for Biological Therapy To Meet

The 16th annual scientific meeting of the Society for Biological Therapy will be held Nov. 9-11 in the Natcher Bldg. It will assemble leaders in the field from the United States, Europe and Japan to discuss the latest basic, preclinical and clinical observations in the discipline. Participants will include investigators from NIH, the extramural academic community, industry and regulatory agencies.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. William A. Haseltine, CEO and chairman, Human Genome Sciences, Inc., and Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, chief of the Surgery Branch, NCI. The meeting will include sessions on cytokines, angiogenesis, gene therapy, vaccine/dendritic cells, antibodies, pharmaco-genomics/discovery and new agents in development.

Abstracts are due by Aug. 17. Six abstracts selected by students, postdoctoral fellows-in- training, or junior faculty (instructor or assistant professor) with 3 or fewer years on staff will be selected for presentation during the presidential session on Nov. 10. One will be selected as "best of the best" and will receive the 2001 Presidential Award and a check for $1,000. Program information is available at To receive a meeting program or registration materials, contact Laura Morrone, (414) 271-2456.

Li Gives Cancer Prevention Lecture

The annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture, sponsored by NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention, will be held Thursday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. The speaker will be Dr. Frederick P. Li, vice chair for population sciences, department of adult oncology, Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, professor of clinical cancer epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and pro-fessor of medicine, Harvard Medical School. His presentation, "Identification and Care of Those at Highest Risk of Cancer," is open to the public and registration is not required.

Li's research focus includes cancer risk and prevention, community-based research and education, epidemiology of cancer, medical ethics, end-of-life issues and molecular genetics.

A reception will follow the lecture. For reasonable accommodation needs, call 496-8640. The event is sponsored by the Division of Cancer Prevention's Office of Preventive Oncology.

Summer Students' Seminars Continue

The Office of Human Resource Management will continue its series of brown bag seminars for NIH summer students with two upcoming events. Topics, dates and locations are listed below. Interested persons should RSVP with their name, IC and topic by dates shown.

Taking Charge of Your Career — Define the career development concept and learn steps in developing a career strategy, Bldg. 31, 6 fl. Conf. Rm. 10, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., RSVP Michelle Krever, 435-1619 by July 27.

Mentoring/Networking — Learn characteristics of good mentors and mentees, and get an overview of networking objectives, approaches and common mistakes, Bldg. 31, 6 fl. Conf. Rm. 10, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. RSVP Krever at number above by Aug. 3.

Urologic Oncology Meeting Set, Dec. 1-2

The second meeting to discuss current topics and strategies in urologic oncology, jointly sponsored by NCI's Urologic Oncology Program and the Society of Urologic Oncology, will be held Dec. 1-2 in the Natcher Conference Center. The meeting will discuss state-of-the-art topics on prostate, kidney and bladder cancer as well as strategies in urologic oncology. Meeting abstracts are due Sept. 15 and all research topics in urologic oncology are invited. Residents, fellows-in-training, and attending staff (1-5 years from completion of training) are invited to submit abstracts for the poster session. For more information, contact Linda Gaskill, (301) 348-1628.

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