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NIH BIG Lecture, Sept. 30

The NIH chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) will present another of its educational programs on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 6. A lecture titled "Issues in the Use of Complementary Medicine in the Treatment of Cancer," will be presented by Dr. Jeffrey D. White, director, Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Cancer Institute.

White has been involved in teaching and mentoring high school and medical students, internal medicine residents and medical oncology fellows at many levels. His office seeks to promote and support research in various disciplines and modalities associated with the field of complementary and alternative medicine as they relate to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer and the management of cancer patients.

The program is open to all NIH employees. If anyone requires special accommodation, contact Tor Moore at 496-8980 or O.H. Laster at 496-6302 by Sept. 23.

'Come Back to Bethesda,' Oct. 1-2

The ninth annual Come Back to Bethesda, a benefit event for the Children's Inn at NIH, takes place Friday, Oct. 1 (a dance at the Bethesda Theatre Café kicks off the weekend) and Saturday, Oct. 2 (when the custom rod and streetcar show is hosted by Chevy Chase Cars). For more information, call R&W at 496-6061 or go to the Web site at

'Faces & Phases of Life' Seminar Series

The NIH Work and Family Life Center, in conjunction with the NIH Employee Assistance Program, presents the following free seminars. Call the WFLC to preregister. Sign language interpretation is available. For reasonable accommodation, call the WFLC at least 48 hours prior to the seminar at 435-1619, TTY/TDD: 480-0690. Visit WFLC online at


  • Home Alone: Helping Your School-Age Child Be Safe (Oct. 5, 12-1:30 p.m., 31/6C6)
  • *Enough Is Enough! Practical Tools for Regaining Control of Your Life in Today's Fast-Paced World (Oct. 6, 1-3 p.m., Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10) *Cosponsored by the NIH R&W and the NIH Federal Credit Union.
  • Trinity College: Graduate Program Options (Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 31/2C19)
  • Legal Issues Concerning Older Relatives (Oct. 21, 2-3:30 p.m., 1/Wilson Hall)

Quality of Life Lecture Scheduled, Oct. 6

Michael Scott On Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, quality of life expert Michael Scott will present a workshop titled "Enough Is Enough! Practical Tools for Regaining Control of Your Life in Today's Fast-Paced World." The workshop promises inspiration and empowerment. In 1997, when Scott came to NIH to conduct a workshop on managing life, the response was excellent. His presentation is being cosponsored by the NIH Work and Family Life Center, the NIH Employee Assistance Program, the NIH Federal Credit Union, and the Recreation and Welfare Association at NIH.

Y2K Awareness Day on Oct. 29

The approaching millennial transition makes it more important than ever to address public concerns over Y2K readiness. Toward that end, CIT is sponsoring a "Y2K Awareness Day," on Friday, Oct. 29 in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. All NIH employees and Clinical Center patients are invited.

The event will feature several interactive panel discussions with speakers from NIH and representatives from utility companies, local government and community organizations. Audience members can participate in question and answer sessions with the panel members. In addition, visitors can browse through information booths located outside the auditorium to pick up free literature and other items that will help convey the message about Y2K readiness to friends and family.

Biomedical Calendar Available

The 1999-2000 Calendar of Biomedical Meetings and Events, which includes meetings sponsored by NIH as well as those of major medical societies and biomedical research associations, is available from the Office of Communications and Public Liaison, OD. To obtain a copy, call Betty Riley, 496-8855, or send an email request to

Need Help Finding Dependent Care?

The NIH Work and Family Life Center recently began working with a contractor who can help NIH employees find child, elder and adult dependent care resources in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area as well as nationwide. The contractor will provide NIH employees with resource and referral information on several topics including: child care and schooling; before- and after-school care; care for special needs children and adults; college and financial aid; and care, housing, transportation, meals and financial aid regarding these resources for aging relatives and dependent adults. For more information, employees may contact WFLC, 435-1619.

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