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Free Outdoor Film Fest, Aug. 17-26

Moviegoers, grab your blankets or low beach chairs and relive the days of the drive-in. NIH announces its 5th annual Outdoor Film Festival complete with 10 nights of hit movies under the stars on the NIH campus, sponsored by Comcast. The list of free movies, shown on a large screen near the Medical Center Metro station (east of Stone House) is as follows:

Friday, Aug. 17Ghostbusters
Saturday, Aug. 18Men in Black
Sunday, Aug. 19Remember the Titans
Monday, Aug. 20Annie Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 21Saturday Night Fever
Wednesday, Aug. 22Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Thursday, Aug. 23The Birds
Friday, Aug. 24The Godfather
Saturday, Aug. 25Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Sunday, Aug. 26Rugrats in Paris

Food and desserts from local restaurants will be available beginning at 7 p.m., so attendees are encouraged to buy dinner or movie snacks at the festival. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Inn at NIH, Camp Fantastic/ Special Love and Friends of the Clinical Center.

The films are scheduled to begin at sundown (approximately 8:15 p.m.). Volunteers are needed for the event. If you are interested in helping, call Julie at R&W, 496-6061. For more information visit

NIH Charities Get Gifts

Various NIH charities received checks recently in presentations made at the Clinical Center. At left, the Bethesda Little Theater makes a donation of $4,500 from its year 2000 performances to the Patient Emergency Fund, represented by Deborah Dozier-Hall (l) of the CC social work department. Also on hand are (from l) Frankie Smyth, Nelva Reckert and Gary Daum.

Members of the NIH Community Orchestra make a gift of $700 to Patty McGinley for Special Love/Camp Funshine. Representing the orchestra are (from l) Harold Seifried, conductor Gary Daum and Charly Wells.

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

NIH Record Office Has Moved

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

NIH'ers Help Victims of Violence

NIH staff on the Bethesda campus showed their generosity for a worthy cause during the recent Donate A Phone campaign. NIH CIVIL, R&W, the Work and Family Life Center, the Employee Assistance Program and NIAID worked together to collect donated wireless phones that are refurbished and distributed to victims of domestic violence. A total of 408 cell phones were donated during the 3-month effort.

Even if your cell phone is not working, or if you do not have a complete set of phone and charger, you can donate the equipment to be repaired and used by a victim of domestic violence.

If you have a cell phone that is unused, but still works, CIVIL recommends other beneficial uses for the phones: You may want to consider giving the phone to an elderly relative or a young child as a safety measure. Or you can donate it to help someone in your community. The Montgomery County sheriff's office accepts cell phones and battery chargers; any police station in Montgomery County will accept the donation. The sheriff's office maintains a domestic violence unit that can be reached at (240) 777-7016 from 7 a.m. to midnight.

Domestic violence is of concern to CIVIL because of the potential for it to spill over into the work environment. CIVIL is a resource that strives to attain its vision of a workplace free of acts and threats of violence. To learn more, visit or call 402-4845 (TTY 301-402- 9499).

CC Announces New Training Program

The Clinical Center recently announced a collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, designed to broaden clinical research training opportunities. The program will lead to a certificate in clinical research or a master of science in clinical research from Pitt. Aimed at more than doctors and researchers, the program will include members of allied health professions.

Similar to the NIH-Duke Masters Program in Clinical Research that was initiated in 1998, the program will help fill the void in the community of formally trained clinical researchers. Unlike the Duke program, the new collaboration will be open to a wider audience, including Ph.D.'s and doctorally prepared pharmacists and nurses. Physicians and dentists are also eligible for the program.

The training consists of a core curriculum taught during an intensive 8-week summer session at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a 9-month methodology seminar held via videoconferencing at the Clinical Center.

The core courses are designed to teach the basic elements all clinical investigators should know, including courses on clinical research methods, biostatistics, introduction to clinical trials and measurement in clinical research.

The next program will be offered in July 2002. Prospective participants should consult with their institute or center about the training nomination procedure. For more information, visit or send an email to

Fall Sailing Classes Start

The NIH Sailing Club begins its fall training class on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Evening classes will be held in the Clinical Center from 7:30 to 9:30 for 6 weeks. Classroom instruction is supplemented with on-the-water lessons in the club's 19-foot Flying Scot boats out of Selby Bay near Annapolis. Here's your chance to learn to sail, discover the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and join a fun group of people enjoying life at its best. Visit the club's web site at or email Gail Sullivan at for more information.

Symposium on Hormones, Development

NICHD is sponsoring a symposium on Nuclear Hormone Receptors and Development, organized by Drs. Yun-Bo Shi and Keiko Ozato, to be held on Aug. 21 and 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lister Hill Center Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

Research in both the areas of hormonal signaling via their receptors and the diverse mechanisms underlying early and late processes of development is currently progressing rapidly and attracting a great deal of attention. The purpose of the symposium is to discuss recent advances in these two fields by focusing on the roles of nuclear receptors for the hormones and other signals in regulating diseases and post-embryonic development. Topics to be covered include chromatin remodeling and gene regulation; nuclear receptor cofactor complexes; development; and cell differentiation and diseases.

All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Kay Holness,, 496-4045.

American Indian/Alaskan Native Council

Meetings are currently taking place to form an employee group for American Indians/Alaskan Natives. NIH'ers interested in more information or who wish to affiliate with the American Indian/Alaskan Native Employee Council should contact Jared Jobe at 435-0407, email, or Frank Grayshield at 594-2373, email

On-Site College Classes at HRDD

College classes, counseling appointments and seminars are available to individuals in the NIH community who are thinking of pursuing a college education or have already begun a program of studies. The Human Resources Development Division is now accepting registrations for the following Montgomery College courses offered at Executive Plaza South: Introduction to Public Administration, Introduction to Business, Human Resources Management, Medical Terminology I, Concepts of Disease, and Principles of Accounting.

To assist students individually, a Montgomery College counselor holds office hours at Executive Plaza South on Tuesdays. To further help students, HRDD's college programs will coordinate four seminars during the fall 2001 semester that address study skills, test-taking strategies, the transfer of college credits, and the conversion of work/life experience into college credit.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a college counselor, call 496-6211 or consult the HRDD web site at

R&W Has Tickets for Fun Summer Nights

If you are wondering how to turn a summer evening into a special outing for yourself and the family, consider visiting the R&W activities desk in Bldg. 31, where you can snag tickets to excellent minor league baseball in either Bowie or Frederick, or buy tickets to see Chamique and her teammates on the Washington Mystics. The desk also can provide tickets to the upcoming Maryland Renaissance Festival. Call the desk at 496-4600 for ticket availability, and spice up a summer night.

'Share the Health' Expo Set, Oct. 27

The fourth annual community health forum — Share the Health: An Exposition of Health Resources from NIH to Its Neighbors — sponsored by the Office of Community Liaison, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Natcher Conference Center.

The event will feature free health-related information, exhibits by various institutes, lectures and discussions on key health issues, health screenings, demonstrations on how to access health information on the Internet, relaxation workshops, tours, volunteer opportunities, refreshments and activities for the entire family.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Richard J. Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging. Other lecture topics include pain management, sleep disorders, sudden infant death syndrome, the "drunken brain," taste receptors, osteoporosis prevention, diabetes, nutrition, eye health and end-of-life issues.

For more information, call Terry LaMotte or Syreeta Tate at (301) 650-8660 (TTY users should call 1-800-877-8339).

FAES Class Features Beethoven

A lecture-performance course on the 16 Beethoven string quartets will be offered by FAES during the fall semester. This popular course was presented for the first time during the spring semester, 2001. Each session will include a lecture accompanied by musical examples, followed by a complete live performance. For more information or to register for the course, contact the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, 496-7976,

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