6th NIH Hispanic Scientists Day Set
The 6th annual NIH Hispanic Scientists Day with poster session
will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Lipsett
Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Keynote speaker Dr. Ofelia Olivero of
NCI will discuss "AIDS vs. Cancer, Antiretrovirals & Consequences." Other
presenters include Dr. Teresa Estrada of NCI, who will talk about
cancer research careers, and Dr. Ana Chepelinsky of the Fogarty
International Center, whose topic is "From Brain Drain to Brain
Gain." The event is part of NIH's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Sign language interpretation will be provided. For reasonable
accommodation, call the NIH Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Management, (301) 496-6301.
Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake
day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features the
G. Burroughs Mider Lecture on Oct. 12. Dr. Daniel R. Weinberger
will speak on "Complex Genetics in the Human Brain: Lessons from
COMT." He is director, Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program and
chief, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, NIMH. See story.
On Oct. 19, there's no lecture due to Research Festival. But on
Oct. 26, Dr. Carolyn R. Bertozzi will give the DeWitt Stetten Jr.
Lecture. See details.
Freeman To Speak at Diversity Rounds
New Management Interns, Presidential
Management Fellows Welcomed
Dr. Bowyer Freeman, director of pastoral care at Howard University,
will give the next talk in the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Diversity Management's Diversity Grand Rounds Series. The theme
for the series is "Diversity in Human Interactions." Freeman's
talk will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 6C6. For more information contact Sherrie
Davis, (301) 496-6301 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.
Sign language interpreters will be provided. For other accommodation
contact Carlton Coleman, (301) 496-2906.
NIH recently welcomed 12 new NIH Management Interns and Presidential
Management Fellows, who began their 2-year journey of career development.
The NIH Management Intern Program, established nearly 50 years
ago, provides a variety of experiences in administrative career
fields for highly motivated NIH employees. Through a 2-year series
of rotational assignments, training, mentoring and career planning,
management interns gain hands-on experience in a variety of administrative
fields. Many graduates of the program have become senior administrators
and leaders at NIH. Interns joining the program in 2005 are: George
Black, Diane Breckenridge, Rosemary Cerny, Janelle Everett, Claire
Gooding, Kichelle Green and Stephanie Kreider.
In addition to the MI Program, NIH participates in the Presidential
Management Fellows (PMF) Program, administered by the Office of
Personnel Management. The program targets men and women in graduate
programs from the nation's leading colleges and universities who
have an interest in leadership and management in the federal service.
During their 2-year internship, PMFs explore rotational opportunities
at NIH as well as other agencies within the Department of Health
and Human Services. Joining the program in 2005 are: Scott Jackson,
Rachel Johnston, Willie Postell, Travis Speck and Lesley Stewart.
For more information visit http://internships.info.nih.gov.
|The class of 2007 Management
Interns and Presidential Management Fellows includes (front
row, from l) Lesley Stewart (PMF), Travis Speck (PMF). In row
2 are (from l) George Black (MI), Kichelle Green (MI), Rachel
Johnston (PMF), Claire Gooding (MI). In row 3 are (from l)
Rosemary Cerny (MI), Stephanie Kreider (MI), Janelle Everett
(MI). At rear are (from l) Scott Jackson (PMF), Diane Breckenridge
(MI). Not pictured are Will Postell (PMF) and Brett Jortland
Symposium on Tobacco Research
A symposium titled "Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research from the
Laboratory to the Population," will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday,
Oct. 25 in the Natcher Conference Center. It will highlight research
from the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers (TTURCs).
The symposium will feature presentations by Robert T. Croyle,
NCI; Raymond Niaura, Brown University; Stephen Hecht, University
of Minnesota; and Caryn Lerman, University of Pennsylvania. Following
the presentations, a poster session will highlight the work of
all seven research centers comprising the TTURC initiative. A reception
The symposium is jointly sponsored by NCI, NIDA and NIAAA and
is open to all. No registration is necessary. For more information
on TTURC, visit http://dccps.nci.nih.gov/tcrb/tturc.
For more information about the symposium, contact Mark Parascandola,
(301) 451-4587 or email@example.com.
Career Management Class Offered
Are you where you thought you'd be at this stage of your career?
Depending on what career stage you're at, you need different kinds
of information and skills. Attend "Career Management Cycle" and learn
the fundamentals of managing your career. In addition, you will find
out about resources available through the NIH Work/Life Center. Class
is Wednesday, Oct. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm.
Highlights Intramural Successes
The 2005 NIH Research Festival will take place Oct. 18-21 on
campus. All employees are invited to attend the annual 4-day showcase
of the intramural research programs. This year's version highlights
high-risk, high-impact and interdisciplinary research.
The opening plenary session "Risky Business: Successes in the
NIH Intramural Research Program," on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m.
in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, will feature the work of four outstanding
early-career NIH investigators. Their research ranges from the
structure of molecules (Dr. Susan Buchanan, NIDDK) to gene silencing
(Dr. Shiv Grewal, NCI) to cell biology (Dr. Orna Cohen-Fix, NIDDK)
to clinical investigation (Dr. Mark Gladwin, NHLBI). NIH director
Dr. Elias Zerhouni will also share his vision for the intramural
After the plenary session, festivities move to the Natcher Conference
Center. Events there include cross-cutting symposia and poster
sessions; special exhibits on resources for intramural research;
the job fair for postdoctoral, research and clinical fellows; and
the festival food and music fair (advance registration for lunch
tickets required). The Technical Sales Association scientific equipment
and services tent show will be on parking lot 10H on Thursday and
Friday. For full program information visit http://researchfestival.nih.gov.
Those who need sign language interpreters or reasonable accommodation
for this event should contact Paula Cohen at CohenP@od.nih.gov,
(301) 496-1776 or via Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339.
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