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Bond Drive Wraps Up, Exceeds Goals

NIH's 2000 U.S. Savings Bonds drive — from May 5 to June 30 — rode a wave of success to achieve its overall goal of a 5 percent increase in new savers. At the beginning of the campaign, more than 2,100 NIH'ers were savings bond holders; by the drive's end, NIH had added more than 700 new bond buyers. In addition, each institute and center either met or exceeded its individual goal. NIGMS was this year's lead IC.

Bond drive coordinators remind NIH employees that you may purchase bonds at any time during the year, not just during the campaign. When doing so, you should submit your completed application form to your personnel office.

Below are winners of bond campaign prizes:

Raffle ticket winners — $250 gift certificate for Circuit City-Jane Quirk, NINDS; $100 savings bond-Laverne Waybright, CSR; $50 gift certificate to R&W Gift Shops-Dorcas Joya, NCI; movie tickets-E.C. Melvin, NIGMS

Coordinators/canvasser winners — New England lobster clam bake dinner-Karen Wayns, NINDS; bullpen party at Orioles' game-Chanteshea Bulluck, NIAMS; $100 savings bond-Anne Marie Brasile-Majac, NHLBI

Fire Prevention Slogans Sought

The Emergency Management Branch, Division of Public Safety, is now accepting slogans for NIH's observance of National Fire Prevention Week. If you win the contest, open to everyone (except members of EMB and their immediate family), your idea and your name will appear on next year's posters. You can enter as often as you like. Previous slogans include "Smoke — Silent and Deadly," and "Watch What You Heat." 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. 1. Send or fax entries to the fire prevention section (attention: J.P. McCabe), Bldg. 15G, Rm. 2. Fax number is 402-2059. For more information call 496-0487.

NCI Sponsors First Annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture, Aug. 3

Dr. Bernard Levin, vice president, division of cancer prevention, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, will deliver the first annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture, sponsored by the Office of Preventive Oncology in NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention, on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. His presentation, "Cancer Prevention: What Is the Future?" is open to the public; registration is not required.

At M.D. Anderson, Levin oversees research in the departments of clinical cancer prevention, behavioral science, epidemiology and health services research. His personal research includes seeking molecular markers for detection of colorectal cancer, chemoprevention of colorectal adenomas using cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, and enhancing the public awareness of colorectal cancer prevention.

A reception will follow the lecture. Persons requiring assistance or reasonable accommodation should call 496-8640.

FAES Announces Fall Courses

The FAES Graduate School at NIH announces the schedule of courses for the fall semester. The evening classes sponsored by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences will be given on the NIH campus.

Courses are offered in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology (daytime courses), chemistry, imaging sciences, immunology, languages, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, statistics, toxicology, administration and courses of general interest. It is often possible to transfer credits earned to other institutions for degree work, and many courses are approved for category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

Classes will begin Sept. 18; mail registration ends Aug. 31 and walk-in registration will be held Sept. 6-12. Tuition is $100 per credit hour, and courses may be taken for credit or audit. Courses that qualify for institute support as training should be cleared with supervisors and administrative officers as soon as possible. Both the vendor's copy of the training form and the FAES registration form must be submitted at the time of registration. Note that FAES cannot access training forms entered in the NIHTS system; a signed hard copy (vendors' copy of SF182 form) is needed in order to process registrations for classes.

Schedules will be available in the graduate school office in Bldg. 60, Suite 230, the foundation bookstore in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1L101, and the business office in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1C18. To have a schedule sent, call 496-7976 or visit the FAES web site at http://faes.org.

NIH University: New Services Available

Assessment testing will be administered at Executive Plaza South, Suite 100 on Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m., beginning Aug. 2. Employees will be able to take CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and DANTES tests to obtain college credit. Montgomery College will also administer college assessment tests for degree-seeking students or for students who wish to take mathematics or English courses. Call 402-3382 for more information or to make an appointment.

Class Offered on Fellowship Payment System

The Fellowship Payment System is an automated system that streamlines the process for documenting, tracking, and paying fellowship training awards for visiting fellows, IRTAs and CRTAs. Oct. 1 is the target date to have this system implemented NIH-wide. The Office of Human Resource Management has scheduled classes using the new system. If you perform pay actions for personnel participating in these fellowships, you should attend a class. Classes held through Aug. 17 have been funded and ICs will not be charged. Tuition for classes held after Aug. 17 will be $175 per participant. Classes are scheduled for July, August and September. For more information, visit the web site at http://trainingcenter.od.nih.gov or call 496-6211.


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