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Canopy To Be Built Over Metro Station Escalators

The Medical Center Metro station, located at the Rockville Pike entrance to NIH's campus, is among three stations chosen under a pilot program to have canopies erected over outdoor escalator banks. The purpose of the canopies is to protect customers and escalator equipment from inclement weather. The cost of constructing the canopies is approximately $300,000 per location, and the total cost of the program is not to exceed $27 million. The pilot will allow for comments from Metro's board of directors, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and the National Capital Planning Commission regarding design and construction of the canopies to be addressed before full implementation of the program. Metro selected the design created by Lourie, Chenoweth & Houghton, winners of the WMATA Canopy Design Competition, as its choice for the canopies, which will be placed over 46 of the 53 exposed escalator entrances. Stations at L'Enfant Plaza and Crystal City will also participate in the pilot. Metro expects construction to begin soon, with completion of the pilot canopies by the end of the year.

Course on Clinical Pharmacology Planned

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, sponsored by the Clinical Center, will begin in Lipsett Amphitheater on Sept. 5. It will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and will run through Apr. 24, 2003.

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 FDA, and the Clinical Center's Dr. Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr. who is also course director. The faculty has also prepared a textbook, Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, that follows the sequence of the course lectures and is available in the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Inc. bookstore located in Bldg. 10.

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, including online registration, is available at

Course on Beethoven's Quartets

The FAES Graduate School at NIH is offering a Beethoven string quartet performance-lecture course this fall. All 16 quartets will be performed live, with lectures outlining each quartet. The class will be held Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The course is for all NIH music lovers, even those who can't read music. For information about registration (which must be completed by the end of August), call 496-7976 or visit

Families Come Out to Annual Bull Pen Party

Patrick (l) and Eric Coy, sons of NIDCR's George Coy, enjoy the company of the Orioles Bird at the R&W annual Bull Pen Party at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. This year, the Orioles played the Oakland A's. The Orioles Bird visited the bull pen and cavorted with NIH'ers and their families.

Public Meeting on New Pond

There will be a public meeting to discuss the proposed Stoney Creek stormwater management facility — to be located on the southeast lawn of the National Library of Medicine — on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. The meeting will present preliminary plans to capture and treat runoff from downtown Bethesda and a portion of the NIH campus. Residents will have an opportunity to review the project and provide comments. For information, contact Craig Carson, (240) 777-7713 or email

Knowledge Associate Program

Sign up for the Knowledge Associate Program and shift your career at NIH into high gear. Offered by the Human Resources Development Division, the program enables support workers to update their skills in order to maintain a high level of productivity. The certificate program addresses changes brought on by the IT revolution, and offers the following certification tracks: PC basics and software applications; multimedia and desktop publishing; project management; web design and development; office leadership. For more details visit

Golf Tournament Benefits NIH Charities

The General Electric Elfun Society and NIH R&W recently sponsored the Mark Moseley Golf Tournament to raise funds for the Friends of the Clinical Center and Special Love/Camp Fantastic. Pictured are Mark Moseley, former All-Pro Redskin placekicker and NFL MVP of the Year, along with Therese Clemens, executive director of the FOCC. The tournament includes many former Redskins, and local media personalities. The event raised more than $40,000 which is split by FOCC, Special Love/Camp Fantastic and the Recreation and Welfare Association (to assist patients for area events while undergoing treatment).

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