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Hispanic Scientists Day, Oct. 10

The NIH Hispanic Employee Organization invites all employees to participate in the second part of its Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the third annual Hispanic Scientists Day, to be held Thursday, Oct. 10 beginning at noon. The leadoff talk, "Multidrug Resistance in Cancer: Laboratory Studies and Clinical Correlates," will be given at that hour by Dr. Antonio Fojo, chief, Cancer Therapeutics Branch, NCI, in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.

At 12:45 p.m., Dr. Milton Hernandez, director, Office of Special Populations and Research Training, NIAID, will offer an "Introduction of NIH Programs Focused on Grant Opportunities/Positions."

Poster presentations, exhibits and a reception will take place in Bldg. 10's Visitor Information Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Marta Leon-Monzon, 496-4564 or ml7w@nih.gov. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For other reasonable accommodation, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management, 496-6301.

OCL's Annual Community Health Forum Set

The NIH Office of Community Liaison will host its fourth annual community health forum, "Share the Health: An Exposition of Health Resources from NIH to Its Neighbors," on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Natcher Conference Center. Activities include free seminars on health promotion and disease prevention, and discussions on health topics by leading NIH physicians and scientists.

Work out with popular exercise host Margaret Richard, producer of PBS television's Body Electric program; explore the "Drunken Brain," the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's interactive exhibit featuring a giant brain model with flashing lights; tour NIH fire engines and ambulances; learn about good nutrition, Halloween safety, and fire prevention; and watch trained police dogs sniff out hidden explosives and firearms. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For reasonable accommodation, call Terry LaMotte at (301) 650-8660 (TTY, call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339) or email tlamotte@palladianpartners.com by Oct. 11.

Director's Town Meeting, Oct. 4

On Friday, Oct. 4, NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni will host his first NIH Town Hall Meeting in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. It will be an opportunity for him to communicate his vision for NIH and address issues of importance to the NIH community. The session will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

All NIH employees are invited to attend. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpretation will be available and accommodations can be made for persons needing special assistance. The event also will be videocast and can be viewed from your office computer at http://videocast.nih.gov. For more information contact Carol Jabir at jabirc@od.nih.govor 496-1776.

AAPIEC Mentoring Workshop Planned

The Asian American/Pacific Islander employment committee (AAPIEC) is planning a mentoring workshop on Thursday, Oct. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 6C10. Speakers Dr. Richard Nakamura, Dr. Simon Liu, Dr. Bill Bunnag and Dr. Chi-Chao Chan will provide tips on how to create a network for career success at NIH. This is the first of a series of workshops/brown bags on mentoring sponsored by the NIH AAPIEC. For more information, contact Lucie Chen at 496-5684 or Eva Chen at 496-3164. Attendees will have an opportunity to sign up as mentors or protégés at the workshop. The meeting is open to the public. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Charly Wells, 496-4627 (TTY 496-9755), or email cw197p@nih.gov.

Camera Club Holds Competition

The annual photo competition sponsored by the NIH Camera Club will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center. The building will be open at 6:15 p.m. for registration of entries and judging begins at 7. Contest entry fee is $1 and judging will be done by a panel of three expert photographers from the community. Cash prizes will be given for the top three images in each category and ribbons will be given for honorable mention. The categories are black and white prints, color prints and slides. Individuals may enter up to four images per category. For more information email Bev Jackson at bjackso1@nida.nih.gov or call Harvey Kupferberg (301) 983-0167 or Margaret Sprott (301) 299-6805.

Wednesday Afternoon Lecture

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Jeffrey M. Trent, NHGRI scientific director and chief of the institute's Cancer Genetics Branch, on Oct. 9. He will speak on "Integrating Genetics, Genomics and Biology of Malignant Melanoma."

There is no lecture on Oct. 16 due to the NIH Research Festival.

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

Fredrickson Memorial Program, Oct. 18

NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni invites all employees to attend a memorial program to honor Dr. Donald S. Fredrickson, former director of NIH (1975-1981) and internationally renowned authority on lipid metabolism and its disorders. Fredrickson died June 7 at his home in Bethesda at age 77.

The program will be held Friday, Oct. 18 in the auditorium of the Natcher Conference Center. Coffee and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. will precede the program, which will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dr. Thomas Malone, former deputy director and acting director of NIH, will serve as master of ceremonies for the program, which will include a video tribute and remarks by speakers who knew Fredrickson at different phases of his career. A buffet reception will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the Natcher foyer. If you plan to attend call (301) 650-8660 or send an email to edorsey@palladianpartners.com before Oct. 14.

2002 Flu Vaccine Program

In the United States, flu season peaks between late December and early March. Vaccination is the best way to minimize serious adverse outcomes from influenza virus infection. Influenza vaccine delivery is on schedule and the first shipment has arrived. As always, Clinical Center patients and staff who provide direct patient care will be the first to receive immunization. The schedule for vaccination clinics for the general NIH population will be published as soon as the dates are available. A web site (http://www.nih.gov/od/ors/ds/flu/) is established that will have more information as it becomes available. More information on influenza can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/fluvirus.htm. NIH'ers can also contact their personal physician or local health department to identify locations offering flu immunization programs.

Science Fun for Children, Adults

NIH staff are welcome to participate as instructors in the Adventure in Science program, a hands-on science education program designed to show children ages 8-11 the fun of doing science. The program meets in Bldg. 10 on Saturday mornings, 8:30 to 11, from late October through early March. The curriculum depends on the interests of volunteer instructors; you can design your own teaching session from scratch or get ideas from previously taught sessions. Teach one Saturday or many. No previous teaching experience is required, but you should have good communication skills, be enthusiastic about science and enjoy interacting with children.

For more information, or to enroll your youngster, contact Ed Max at max@cber.fda.gov or 827-1806.

Group Needs Male Voices

The NIH Chamber Singers needs a few tenors and basses to round out its merry band of troubadours. The group is currently preparing a December holiday concert for NIH employees and patients. If you are interested, contact Steve Bauer (bauer@a1.cber.fda.gov, 827-0468) or Susan Hauser (hauser@nlm.nih.gov, 435-3209).

FEW Holds Lunch Meeting

The Bethesda chapter of Federally Employed Women will hold a session in its Brown Bag Lunch Professional Development Series titled, "Tapping Into Management and Leadership Programs — An Interactive Panel Discussion." Graduates of the NIH Management Intern and Presidential Management Intern programs, the NIH Management Cadre Program and other leadership programs will discuss their experiences and lessons learned as interns. The meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 6C-10. Reasonable accommodation will be provided.


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