Honors NCI's Ihde
The first annual Dr. Daniel Ihde Memorial Lecture will be held
at the National Naval Medical Center in Clark Auditorium, first
floor, off the main lobby of the hospital, on Friday, June 3 at
noon. The speaker will be Dr. John Minna, former chief of the NCI-Navy
Medical Oncology Branch. His topic will be "Molecular Pathogenesis
of Lung Cancer with Translation to the Clinic."
Ihde served from 1981 to 1991 as deputy director of the NCI-Navy
Medical Oncology Branch and from 1991 to 1994 as deputy director
CIVIL Addresses Violence at NIH
Are you or someone you know having difficulty managing anger at
the worksite? Are you concerned about how to respond to behavior
at work that is less than civil, and possibly even intimidating,
harassing, or verbally or physically threatening? Are family or
other personal disputes affecting your ability to think clearly
and be productive at work, or are you worried that family members
or others with hostile attitudes or behavior may make unwanted
visits to the worksite to see you?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you may want to
call CIVIL, the NIH team of experts that promotes civil behavior
in the NIH workplace. The phone number is (301) 40-C-I-V-I-L, or
402-4845; TTY (301) 402-9499. Anyone can call. CIVIL will help
you sort through the issues, determine the next steps toward solving
problems and work to promote a safe and productive work environment.
To learn more about CIVIL, call or check out the web site at civil.nih.gov.
If you believe that you or others are in immediate danger, you
should always call 911 first, if on campus, and 9-911, if off-campus.
Heritage Month Celebrated in Two Parts
Everyone is invited to "Progress with Diversity," NIH's 33rd anniversary
observance of Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.
Dr. Morgan Sheng, Menicon professor of neuroscience at MIT, will
present a lecture titled "Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Plasticity," on
Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.
The lecture is jointly sponsored by the NIH-FDA Chinese American
Association and the Asian American and Pacific Islander employment
committee of NIH's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management.
Sheng is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science and an expert on excitatory synapses in the brain at
cell-cell junctions specialized for rapid chemical signaling via
the neurotransmitter glutamate. He will present his recent studies
that focus on the structure-function of glutamate receptors and
associated scaffold proteins of the excitatory synapses, ranging
from structure of single molecules to in vivo roles in learning
and memory behavior.
On Friday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Masur Auditorium,
Bldg. 10, the cultural program will feature Chinese, Indian, Korean
and Indonesian dances and music performances by the Washington
Jin Ling Chinese Dance Academy, Pushpanjali School of Dance, Washington
Korean Dance Company and the Seni Budaya Theater Dance Association.
Dr. Richard Nakamura, NIMH deputy director, will present the keynote
address. Immediately following the program, a reception will be
held in the old Visitor Information Center exhibit gallery; guests
can meet the performers and sample Asian pastries.
Conference on Biology of Manual Therapies
Have you had a massage lately? Seen the chiropractor? How about
the physical therapist? You might be hoping to improve your back
pain, relieve your headaches or remedy another ailment. But do
you ever wonder how these various forms of manual therapies might
On June 9-10, attendees at a multidisciplinary conference titled "The
Biology of Manual Therapies," will address this issue. The conference,
to be held in Natcher Conference Center, will assess current knowledge
of the underlying biology supporting manual therapies and identify
opportunities for further research.
Manual therapies include a host of techniques that focus primarily
on bones and joints, the soft tissues, and the circulatory and
lymphatic systems. There is increasing evidence that manual therapies
may trigger a cascade of cellular, biomechanical, neural, and/or
extracellular events as the body adapts to the external stress.
The conference will cover three primary topics: neuroscience,
immunology and endocrinology, and biomechanics and imaging.
NCCAM, NINDS, NIAMS, NICHD and NIBIB will partner with the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research to sponsor this conference.
For more information visit www.nccam.nih.gov or
contact Erika Gundersen at (202) 973-8734 or ManualTherapies@courtesyassoc.com.
For more information call the Help Desk at (301) 496-4357.
NIEHS Recycled 75 Percent of Waste
NIEHS successfully diverted 75 percent of
its waste stream into recycling in the past year, said Dick Sloane,
resource recovery expert. That is a total of 848,048 pounds of
paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, pallets, metal and other recyclable
material. Animal bedding is also recycled, adding it to compost
that is used on flower beds at the Research Triangle Park, N.C.,
Here are totals for the year, in pounds: white paper — 58,430;
other paper-134,646; cardboard- 70,296; glass — 7,296; plastics — 15,915;
animal boxes — 9,745; disposable clothing from the animal
area — 10,905; wooden pallets — 7,290; metal — 74,960;
construction and demolition waste — 238,834; animal bedding — 209,959.
In addition, NIEHS recycled the pavement it replaced
during that time period, adding a whopping 2.9 million pounds to
New Patient Entrance to Campus
A special entrance to the NIH campus for patients and their visitors
has just opened. It is located at the intersection of West Cedar
Lane and West Drive (near the Children's Inn and just north of
the main entrance to the Clinical Research Center).
The new entrance, which will be open 6 a.m. -7 p.m. weekdays (except
holidays), is designed to provide patient-friendly access with
one-stop security screening.
Clinical Center hospitality staff will be on site at the facility
to assist patients. For more information visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/about/visitor.shtml.
Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake
day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr.
Stuart Schreiber on June 1, speaking on "Dissecting Disease Biology
and Advancing Medicine with Small Molecules." He is HHMI investigator
and Loeb professor and chair, department of chemistry and chemical
biology, Harvard University.
For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda
Madine, (301) 594-5595.
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