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Career Advancement Program
2004 STRIDE Now Recruiting

The NIH Training Center announces the 2004 STRIDE Program, a 3-year program designed to provide employees with an opportunity for career change and advancement and help NIH meet staffing needs. STRIDE's aim is to provide a combination of on-the-job training, academic courses and selected short-term courses to prepare individuals for placement in targeted professional positions.

To be eligible, you must be employed at NIH under a career-conditional appointment for at least 1 year. The program will be advertised NIH-wide on Aug. 16 with a deadline for submission of applications on Sept. 17.

Information sessions, held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., will be conducted:

Aug. 5   Natcher Bldg. F1/F2
Aug. 19   Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 6
Sept. 2   Executive Plaza South, Classroom 9

For more information about the program and online application process, visit or contact Pauline Irwin,

Van Pool Riders, Drivers Needed

A new van pool will be departing from First Baptist Church of Glenarden and the New Carrollton Metro to NIH at 6 a.m., 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Riders and drivers are needed, but seats are going fast. Parking is available at the church and at the NIH satellite parking lot across the street from the New Carrollton Metro Station. This service replaces the old "Beat the Beltway Blues" bus service that was cancelled in June 2003. Interested commuters should contact Mozelle Sam at (301) 496-8934 or Robert Hunter at (301) 435-6766.

Sailing Association Open House, Picnic

The NIH Sailing Association will hold an open house and picnic on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Selby Bay Sailing Center in Mayo, Md. The event will introduce the NIH and NOAA communities to NIHSA. Brief excursions will be available to adults over 18 on a first-come, first- served basis, weather permitting, and there will be cookout food and drink. Cost is $5 per person. Membership applications will be available, as will sign-ups for fall basic training class (if spaces are available). For more information, including directions to the picnic, visit

NIH Offers ClinPRAT Training

The NIH Clinical Pharmacology Research Associate Training (ClinPRAT) program is a 3-year postdoctoral research fellowship training program sponsored by the Clinical Center and NIGMS. The program emphasizes laboratory pharmacology, biostatistics, pharmacokinetics and chemistry in the study of drug action in humans. Postdoctoral training positions are available starting July 1, 2005, and in subsequent years. Candidates must have the M.D. degree. In general, they will have completed 3 years of residency training and will be board-eligible in a primary medical specialty when entering the program. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Candidates' qualifications are evaluated by the clinical pharmacology steering committee. Selection is highly competitive and preference will be given to applicants with outstanding potential. Most successful candidates either have had Ph.D. degrees in addition to their M.D. degree or substantial prior research experience. ClinPRAT fellows have the opportunity to participate in the NIH General Loan Repayment Program. For more information visit or call Donna Shields at (301) 435-6618.

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