Free Film Festival Starts July 13
The Office of Science Education's popular free film festival,
Science in the Cinema, is back this summer from July 13 to Aug.
17. Each Wednesday evening, a film with a medical science-related
theme is shown starting at 7 p.m. Following each film, an expert
in the film's subject area will comment on the science depicted
in the film and answer questions from the audience. This year's
topics include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease,
infectious disease, alcoholism, history of cardiac surgery and
end-of-life issues. The festival will be held at the American Film
Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring.
Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served
basis through the AFI Silver box office, day of show only. All
films are shown with captions. Sign language interpreters will
be available for the post-film discussions. For other reasonable
accommodation, contact OSE at least 5 days prior to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org,
(301) 402-2470, or TTY (301) 496-9706. For speaker information
and program details visit http://science.education.nih.gov/cinema.
NIH Director's Awards Ceremony, July
All employees are invited to the 2005 NIH Director's Awards ceremony
on Thursday, July 14 at 2 p.m. in the Natcher Bldg. main auditorium.
Awards will be presented in five categories: Director's Award,
Mentoring Award, Director's Award for the NIH Roadmap for Medical
Research, Commissioned Corps awards and EEO awards. Seating is
on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters
will be provided. A reception will be held after the ceremony in
the Natcher cafeteria. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the event should contact the NIH
Work/Life Center at (301) 435-1619; TTY (301) 480-0690.
Perimeter Security System Update
The NIH Perimeter Security System (PSS or "the fence") is scheduled
for activation in mid to late August. To keep the NIH community
informed about the timeline, important issues and progress, the
ORS Security and Emergency Response (SER) staff is launching a
communications initiative to include email announcements, articles
in NIH publications, presentations to building groups, postings
to web sites and announcements on the NIH Highway Advisory Radio
(1660 AM). Communications will increase as the activation date
nears but information 2005updates about the Perimeter Security
System will be ongoing even after the fence is fully operational.
The NIH community advisory board for security, a trans-NIH committee,
has worked closely with ORS to develop and review the PSS policies
and procedures for employees, patients and visitors.
Watch for future notices about PSS implementation in NIH publications,
global emails and on the SER web site: http://www.security.nih.gov.
Still have questions? Contact the ORS Information Line at email@example.com or
(301) 594-6677, TTY (301) 435-1908.
NCCAM Online Continuing Education Series
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
has launched a new online Continuing Education Series in complementary
and alternative medicine. The series offers health care professionals
and the public the opportunity to learn more about CAM therapies
and the state of the science about them through video lectures
by experts in their fields. Health care professionals can earn
Continuing Medical Education credits. The resource is available
for free at http://nccam.nih.gov/videolectures.
NIH Sailing Association Open House
The NIH Sailing Association invites everyone to its open house
on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Neff Marina
located on Selby Bay, Mayo, Md. Would you like to learn to sail?
Does the idea of racing sailboats appeal to you? Can you imagine
being part of a group filled with skilled sailing instructors,
enthusiasts and boat owners? Membership includes instruction, sailboats
for charter, racing, cruises, parties and fun. Admission is $5
at the door and includes food and boat rides. For more information
and directions, visit www.recgov.org/sail or www.selbybay.com.