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Workshop on Burden of Skin Diseases

NIAMS is sponsoring a workshop on the burden of skin diseases Sept. 4 and 5 in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. A diverse group of experts in dermatology, epidemiology, data systems, economics, health services and public policy will examine elements that comprise the burden of skin disease, the impact on public health and daily living, current knowledge and data collection instruments and future data needs. For more information, call Laura Livingston at (202) 973-8724 or email burdenskin@courtesy_assoc.com.

NIH Hosts Pavilion at Black Family Reunion, Sept. 7-8

As part of its outreach efforts to address health disparities, NIH will participate in the 17th annual National Black Family Reunion Celebration Sept. 7-8 on the grounds of the Washington Monument. NIH has reserved a pavilion to educate the public about its commitment to conduct and support research that will result in improved health for all people. The National Council of Negro Women reunion attracts more than 500,000 people. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. For more information about the NIH exhibit, call Joan Lee of NEI (496-8990), Levon Parker of NINDS (496-5332) or Frederick Allen Whittington Jr. of OD (594-3591).

Chamber Music Concert, Sept. 8

The Rock Creek Chamber Players will begin their tenth season of performances at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 in the Clinical Center's 14th floor assembly hall. The free public concert, sponsored by the recreation therapy section, will include Telemann's Gulliver Suite for two violins, Krommer's quartet in B flat for bassoon and strings, Ravel's sonata for violin and piano and Copland's nonet for strings. For more information call (202) 337-8710.

Tae Kwon Do Beginner's Class Starts Sept. 9

The NIH Tae Kwon Do School is offering a beginner's class for adults and mature teens starting Sept. 9. The class will meet in the Malone Center (Bldg. 31C, B4 level, next to the NIH Fitness Center) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will continue for approximately 2 months until participants can be integrated into the regular school training. For information, call Andrew Schwartz, 402-5197, or visit online at http://www.recgov.org/r&w/nihtaekwondo.html.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Edward O. Wilson on Sept. 11 (see story03.htm).

On Sept. 18, Dr. Elizabeth A. Komives will speak on "Biophysics of Protein-Protein Interactions." She is professor, department of chemistry, University of California, San Diego.

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, 594-5595.

FEW Holds Meeting, Sept. 10

The Bethesda chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) will host a brown bag meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 40, Conf. Rm. 1201-1203. Alisa Green, program specialist for the NIH Work and Family Life Center and telework coordinator at NIH, will present results from a GSA study exploring the benefits of teleworking. All are welcome to attend.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Begins, Sept. 19

The NIH Hispanic Employee Organization will host the 2002 NIH Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Part 1, "Language and Access to Care," on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.

Following remarks by NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, lectures will be given by Dr. Thomas Münte, Otto von Guericke University, "How To Handle Two Languages with One Brain: A Neuroscience Perspective"; Dr. Nilda Peragallo, president, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, "Language and Culture: Bridges or Barriers?"; and Dr. Carlos Zarate, chief of NIMH's mood disorders research unit, "Pilot Hispanic Research Initiative in Mood Disorder Patients."

An exhibit and reception follow the program until 2 p.m. in the B1C atrium of Bldg. 10. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For reasonable accommodation, contact the NIH Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management, 496-6301.

Children's Inn Needs Overnight Volunteers

Overnight resident volunteer managers are needed to staff the Children's Inn during Sunday through Thursday evening shifts. Volunteers typically serve one or two times every couple of months, managing the inn from about 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Volunteers will receive inn operations and procedures training and will reside at the inn during their experience as onsite hosts, facilitators and managers. For more information, call Laura King, director of volunteers, 496-5672 or email lking@box-l.nih.gov.

Orchestra Makes Donation to NIH Patient Charities

Randy Schools (l), president of the NIH Recreation & Welfare Association, and Dave Smith (second from l), executive director of Special Love/Camp Fantastic, accept a check from Gary Daum and Steve Soroka (r) of the NIH Community Orchestra, who presented the gift to the R&W Foundation to assist with various patient needs on the NIH campus.


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