To Give Diggs Lecture, July 21
The 10th annual John W. Diggs Lecture will be held Thursday, July
21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Yvonne Maddox, deputy director,
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her topic
is "Transforming NIH in an Age of Translational Sciences." Opening
remarks will be given by NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Potter To Give Cancer Prevention Talk,
Dr. John D. Potter will be the keynote speaker at the annual
Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture to be held Thursday, July
28 at 3 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. The title of
his talk is "What We Know and Don't Know About Colorectal Neoplasia."
Potter is senior vice president and director of the division
of public health sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Preventive Oncology,
Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute. Continuing
Medical Education credit is available.
Child Care Subsidy Program
In May, NIH announced the start of a new child care subsidy program
designed to assist lower income federal employees. The Office of
Research Services' Division of Employee Services is overseeing
a 3-year pilot program to provide monthly tuition assistance for
child care expenses based on family income and actual cost of child
care. Annual total adjusted gross income may not exceed $60,000.
The tuition subsidy can be used at any licensed child care program,
including registered family child care homes and child care centers.
Employees who are interested in program qualifications and application
information should visit the ORS child care web site at http://does.ors.od.nih.gov or
contact the child care programs office at (301) 402-8180.
National Meeting on Cancer, Immunotherapy
On Sept. 22-23, the NCI Center for Cancer Research will sponsor
a national meeting in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, on "Translational
Immunology Related to Cancer." The meeting will host leaders in
the field of cancer immunotherapy, and will also highlight the
Center of Excellence in Immunology at the CCR. The conference will
focus on novel immunotherapy strategies for the prevention and/or
treatment of a range of human cancers. Topics will include the
innovative uses of monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, cell-based
therapies, vaccines and transplantation in the prevention and therapy
of human cancers. There will be no registration fee; all investigators
working in the field are encouraged to register at http://web.ncifcrf.gov/campus/calendar/ and submit abstracts by July 30 for poster presentations. The web
site also contains the list of sessions and speakers. For more
information, contact Carlei O'Neal at email@example.com or
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.
Does Your NIH Badge Work?
Your NIH ID badge functions as your "key" to the NIH campus for
such things as building access, library services and eventually
the perimeter security system. It is important that employees and
contractors wear their NIH ID badges at all times and make sure
the badge is valid — up to date and working properly.
To confirm that your badge is valid, self-service badge validation
stations will be set up in the following building lobbies beginning
Clinical Center (Old Admissions Desk)
Twinbrook II, 12441 Parklawn Drive
6130 Executive Blvd.
Badge validation is easy and only takes a few seconds. Simply
wave your badge in front of the card reader at the validation station.
A solid green light means your badge is valid and fully functional.
A red or flashing light means your badge is not working properly
and needs to be reissued.
If your badge needs to be reissued, contact your supervisor or
administrative officer, who will begin the process for a new badge.
Written instructions will also be provided at the badge validation
Watch for future notices about NIH security in NIH publications,
global emails and at http://www.security.nih.gov.
Still have questions? Contact the ORS Information Line at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(301) 594-6677, TTY (301) 435-1908.
Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course
The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, sponsored by
the Clinical Center, will begin in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg.
10 on Sept. 1. The course will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30
to approximately 7:45 and will run through Apr. 27, 2006. "Many
medical schools don't offer formal courses in clinical pharmacology," said
Dr. John Gallin, director of the Clinical Center. "This program
covers what researchers need to know concerning the clinical pharmacologic
aspects of drug development and use."
The course covers topics such as pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism
and transport, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special
populations and drug discovery and development. An outstanding
faculty has been assembled to present the lectures including Dr.
Carl Peck of the University of California at San Francisco's Center
for Drug Development Science, Dr. Janet Woodcock of the Food and
Drug Administration and the Clinical Center's Dr. Arthur J. Atkinson,
Jr., who is also the course director. The faculty has also prepared
a textbook, Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, that
follows the sequence of the course lectures and is available in
the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Inc. bookstore
located in Bldg. 10. The textbook is also available from Amazon.com.
This is the eighth year that the course is being offered. Registration
is open to all interested persons free of charge. Certificates
will be awarded at the end of the course to students who attend
75 percent of the lectures. More information about the course,
including online registration, is available at http://www.cc.nih.gov/researchers/training/principles.shtml or
by calling (301) 435-6618.