Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
A 3-year research fellowship in women's health is being funded
by Battelle. The new Women's Health Postdoctoral Fellowship will
focus on training scientists to address key issues in women's health
research and encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations to overcome
disparities in health care between women and men. NIH has structured
the fellowship with emphasis on collaborations, through co-mentored
projects, between NIH intramural research laboratories conducting
research on women's health.
The Foundation for NIH is coordinating the fellowship program
in partnership with the Office of Research on Women's Health and
the NIH intramural program on research in women's health. Battelle
is providing funding for the program through a $226,000 grant to
Opportunities include a combination of basic research, translational
research, epidemiological research, biomedical history and biomedical
bioinformatics research. Qualified postdoctoral scientists are
invited to apply for fellowships online at http://www.training.nih.gov/transfer/WomensHealthAds by
July 9. Eligible co-mentors and research projects are listed at
FAES Announces Concert Schedule
The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences has announced
the performers and dates in the 2005-2006 season of its Chamber
Music Series. This is the series' 38th year. The concerts are held
at the Landon School's Mondzac Performing Arts Center and all performances
will be Sundays at 4 p.m.
Oct. 2 — Ignat Solzhenitysyn, piano
Oct. 16 — Takacs Quartet
Nov. 13 — Belcea Quartet
Dec. 11 — Steven Osborne, piano
Jan. 8, 2006 — Randall Scarlata, baritone, and Jeremy Denk,
Jan. 22 — Kuss Quartet
Feb. 12 — Arnaldo Cohen, piano
Mar. 19 — Jan Volger, cello, and Louis Lortie, piano
Apr. 9 — Winner, Borciani Int'l. String Quartet competition
Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased 2 weeks before
the performance, or on the day of the concert. Cost is $22 for
adults; $10 for students, fellows and postdocs. A 9-performance
subscription costs $200 ($80 for students, fellows, postdocs).
For more information call (301) 496-7976 or visit www.faes.org.
IntraMall Summer Showcase, June 24
All are invited to help celebrate the 7th anniversary NIH IntraMall
Summer Showcase, held at the Natcher Bldg. on Friday, June 24 from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will display the electronic purchasing
system designed exclusively for NIH to simplify purchasing and
speed monthly credit card reconciliation. Since opening in June
1998, the IntraMall has become a leading NIH web site for using
government purchase cards to locate, buy and track purchases from
200 of its most frequently used vendors; some 5 million laboratory,
office and computer items are offered.
Among the presentations, Visa will provide a 30-minute talk about
trends and tools for protecting yourself from identity theft. There
will also be demonstrations and training on IntraMall shopping,
ordering and reconciliation features. This year, the IntraMall
has begun transferring credit card financial obligations directly
to the NIH cost accounting system at the time the order is placed
or logged, providing real-time budget information.
Register for the event and free lunch at the web site http://intramall.nih.gov/showcase.
You can view a list of all IntraMall vendors at http://intramall.nih.gov/livevendors.html.
If you require reasonable accommodation to participate, contact
Jeff Weiner at (301) 496-7058 at least 7 days before the event.
Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake
day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr.
Francis V. Chisari on June 22, speaking on "To Kill or To Cure:
Options in Host Defense Against Viral Infection." He is professor
of virology and head, division of experimental pathology, department
of molecular and experimental medicine, Scripps Research Institute,
La Jolla, Calif.
On June 29, Dr. Stephen O'Rahilly will lecture on "Human Obesity
and Insulin Resistance: Lessons from Experiments of Nature." He
is professor of clinical biochemistry and medicine, department
of clinical biochemistry, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of
The series then takes a summer break, and resumes on Sept. 14.
For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda
Madine, (301) 594-5595.
Federally Employed Women Meet, June 24
Federally Employed Women will hold a member appreciation and awards
evening on Friday, June 24, starting at 6 p.m. at Famous Dave's
restaurant in Gaithersburg. The cost is $18. For information and
to RSVP, contact Michelle Shorter, (301) 594-8842.
Volunteers Plant Cypress Trees