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NIH Community Orchestra To Perform on June 5

The NIH Community Orchestra, conducted by Gary Daum, will be in concert on Saturday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Figge Theater on the campus of Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md. Selections will include Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso (in conjunction with the Georgetown Prep String Ensemble), Mozart's Symphony No. 40, Ippolitov-Ivanov's Caucasian Sketches, Gliere's Russian Sailor's Dance and Strauss's Blue Danube. Admission is free, but a donation to the NIH charities is appreciated. For more information, email Gary Daum at gldaum@

Preschoolers Present Song and Dance

The children of the Parents of Preschoolers Program (POPI) treated family members, friends and visitors to an exciting performance Apr. 7 at the first annual "International Show." More than 60 children, ages 2 through 5 years, performed dances and songs with a multinational flair. The children were demonstrating a variety of skills learned in an 8-week program of creative dance and movement offered at the campus preschool center in Bldg. 64. The children performed on the main stage of the Natcher Conference Center and were rewarded with enthusiastic response from the clearly biased audience.

NIH BIG Recognizes Scholarship Recipients

The NIH chapter of Blacks In Government invites all NIH'ers to its 2004 Scholarship Awards Dinner Celebration on Friday, June 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. at La Fontaine Bleu in Lanham, Md. The chapter will recognize three outstanding scholarship awardees from a pool of more than 130 applicants. The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Yvonne Maddox, deputy director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, contact awards committee chair Albert Parrish at (301) 402-3336.

Symposium on Drug Addiction, Sept. 9-11

The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists are planning a Frontiers in Science Symposium titled, "Drug Addiction — From Basic Research to Therapies," Sept. 9-11 at Natcher Auditorium.

The conference will focus on the translation of fundamental addiction research to a variety of treatments, bringing together scientists in molecular biology, genetics and neuroscience with researchers in pharmacogenetics, drug discovery, drug targeting and development and quantitative therapeutics. Participation by scientists from industry will serve to highlight new therapies currently under commercial development.

Scheduled speakers include Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard of the Rockefeller University; NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow; Dr. Solomon Snyder of Johns Hopkins University and others. For more information, contact Scott Didawick, (703) 248-4753 or visit

NLM Exhibit Honors Eisenberg

An exhibit on the life and work of health services research pioneer Dr. John Eisenberg is on display outside NLM's History of Medicine Reading Room (Bldg. 38, first floor) through June 30, 2004. Replete with letters, photographs and awards, "John Eisenberg: A Life in Service (1946-2002)" can be viewed weekdays except federal holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. John Eisenberg
Eisenberg came to Washington and Georgetown University after more than 15 years at the University of Pennsylvania, where he built its acclaimed health services research (HSR) program while simultaneously becoming the first section chief in general internal medicine.

In 1997, Eisenberg became head of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the government's counterpart to academic HSR. He held this position for 5 years, until his death from a brain tumor on Mar. 10, 2002.

Eisenberg combined a unique sense of society and politics with clinical medicine to become a leader in the field of HSR.

The John M. Eisenberg papers are in NLM's Modern Manuscripts Collection.

HHS Career Mentoring Program

The HHS Career Mentoring Program is designed to meet the changing recruitment and retention needs of HHS. The program gives mentees an opportunity to pair with more experienced employees (mentors) who can provide advice, coaching or feedback on their career goals. The program is also soliciting employees, GS-13 and above, who are interested in mentoring. Participation in the program will last 1 year and is open to GS 5-12 employees who have been working in the department from 1 to 5 years. If you are interested in the program as a mentee or a mentor, contact Pauline Irwin at the NIH Training Center, or call (301) 451-2082.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Barbara Entwisle on May 19; her topic is "Population, Land Use and the Environment." She is director, Carolina Population Center and professor of sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

On May 26, Dr. Arthur M. Krieg will present "Mechanisms and Therapeutic Applications of Immune Stimulatory Bacterial CpG DNA." He is professor of rheumatology, department of internal medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, and chief scientific officer and founder, Coley Pharmaceutical Group, Wellesley, Mass.

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, (301) 594-5595.

Chamber Singers Welcome All to Concerts

The NIH Chamber Singers invite all lovers of music to hear its Spring Concert. The first performance will be at noon, Thursday, May 20 in the 14th floor auditorium of the Clinical Center. The second performance will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 10, also in the 14th floor auditorium. An additional performance will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 in the Twinbrook Library near the intersection of Twinbrook Parkway and Veir's Mill Rd. in Rockville.

The Singers put their hearts into all kinds of music, from historic to contemporary, both serious and silly. They sing without the accompaniment of instruments, in harmonies of as many as eight separate parts. The group guarantees that you will find much to entertain and amuse you, so come to relax in a chair for an hour.

Cancer Prevention Fellowships Available

TThe NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral training opportunities in the field of cancer prevention and control, including molecular prevention, biomarkers and early detection, molecular epidemiology, clinical trials, behavioral and nutritional interventions and the ethics of prevention. Two specialty tracks are available: Clinical Cancer Prevention Research and Ethics of Prevention and Public Health. Master of public health training is offered at accredited universities during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at NCI in Bethesda, Rockville or Frederick. Fellows also participate in NCI's Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, which provides specialized instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control and molecular prevention. The summer curriculum is also open to health professionals with an interest in cancer prevention. The application deadline is Sept. 1, 2004. For more information visit or contact Barbara Redding, (301) 496-8640

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