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Vol. LVII, No. 20
October 7, 2005

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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
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.

New Management Interns, Presidential Management Fellows Welcomed
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.

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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 (PMF).

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 will follow.

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 For more information about the symposium, contact Mark Parascandola, (301) 451-4587 or

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. 6C10.

Research Festival 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 programs.

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

Those who need sign language interpreters or reasonable accommodation for this event should contact Paula Cohen at, (301) 496-1776 or via Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339.

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