New Standards for Contracting Workforce?
The Bethesda/Medical chapter of the National Contract Management Association is hosting a brown-bag lunch seminar Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Executive Plaza North, Conf. Rm. H to discuss implications for the contracting workforce if new educational standards become effective Jan. 1, 2000. Speaker is Tony Baumann, procurement policy analyst for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy specializing in issues of interest to the acquisition workforce. For more information contact Sharon Miller, 496-8611.
Radiation Therapy Workshop Set, Oct. 22
A medical physics meeting titled "Workshop on Biological Effects and Outcome Analysis for 3-D Therapy," will be held Friday, Oct. 22 at Rockledge 2 (reachable by campus shuttle bus), Rm. 9100 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jointly conducted by the American Association of Medical Physicists and the Center for Scientific Review's radiation study section, it will feature seven presentations. Cochairs are Drs. Stephen A. Sapareto and Andrzej Niemierko. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Strudler, 435-1716.
Race, Walk Benefit FOCC, Oct. 24
The 8th annual Great Pumpkin Chase 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk to benefit the Friends of the Clinical Center (FOCC) will be held Sunday, Oct. 24. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the National Naval Medical Center, across Rockville Pike from NIH. FOCC is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization that provides emergency financial aid to NIH patients and their families. Registration information is available on the NIH R&W Web site: http://www.recgov.org or by calling 496-6061 or (301) 348-2036.
Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series held (usually) on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 gets a little frisky in coming weeks, appearing on both a Thursday and a Tuesday. The Thursday event is Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in Masur, and features Dr. Timothy J. Mitchison, professor of cell biology and cochair, Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School. He will discuss "Biochemical and Small Molecule Approaches to Dissecting Mitosis."
The Tuesday talk, on Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in Masur, is by Dr. Leland H. Hartwell, president and director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and professor of genetics, University of Washington. He will lecture on "Studying the Fundamentals of Cancer in Yeast."
The series returns to its normal Wednesday slot on Nov. 3, when Dr. Allen Steere, professor of immunology and rheumatology, and professor of medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, speaks on "The Elucidation of Lyme Arthritis." This is the NIH Director's Second Astute Clinician Lecture.
For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, 594-5595.
Chamber Music Concert, Oct. 31
The Rock Creek Chamber Players will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the 14th floor assembly hall at the Clinical Center. Reservations are required for this free public concert, sponsored by the recreation therapy section. The program will include Schubert's Quartet Movement in C minor; Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21, performed by Ensemble 2100 and conducted by Joel Lazar; and Johann Strauss Jr.'s Emperor Waltz arranged by Schoenberg. For reservations and information call (202) 337-8710.
Health Benefits Fair, Nov. 4
In conjunction with the 1999 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program open season, which runs from Monday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Dec. 13, the Retirement and Benefits Service Center is sponsoring a Health Benefits Open Season Fair. The fair will be held in Bldg. 1's Wilson Hall on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from most of the plans available to NIH'ers will be on hand to answer questions about their 2000 benefits.
NIH Hosts 'Share the Health'
NIH will host "Share the Health: An Exposition of Health Resources from NIH to its Neighbors" on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Natcher Conference Center.
Community members will have an opportunity to collect pamphlets on a variety of health issues, visit NIH's Web site and its links to many sources of health information, attend free seminars on nutrition, diabetes, stroke and arthritis, see computer and Web TV demonstrations, take tours of the National Library of Medicine, learn about volunteer opportunities, and hear what elected officials are doing to promote health within the community.
The event features a keynote presentation by Rep. Connie Morella (R-Md.). Bring the entire family and learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Call Terry LaMotte or Jessica Harrison of Palladian Partners at (301) 650-8660 for more information, or visit http://health.info.nih.gov/forum99/.
Children's Inn Needs Weekend Volunteers
Weekend volunteers are needed to staff the Children's Inn, especially on holiday weekends. Weekend resident volunteers typically serve one or two times every couple of months, managing the inn from 6 p.m. Fridays through 3 p.m. Sundays. Split shifts are also available. A full-time staff member is onsite and/or call at all times.
The two-person, overnight teams are most frequently married couples, two friends, mother/daughter pairs, etc. However, individuals may volunteer to manage the inn as well. The teams receive inn operations and procedures training and reside at the inn during their weekend experience as onsite hosts, facilitators and managers. The weekend is the best time to find out just how special the children and their families are. To help, call Laura King, director of volunteers, 496-5672.
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