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Vol. LVII, No. 23
November 18, 2005
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NIH-Duke Training in Clinical Research

Applications for the 2006-2007 NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research are available starting Nov. 1 in the Clinical Center, Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education, Bldg. 10, Rm. B1L403.

The NIH-Duke program, implemented in 1998, is designed primarily for physicians and dentists who desire formal training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. The program is offered via videoconference at the CC. Academic credit earned by participating in this program may be applied toward satisfying the degree requirement for a master of health sciences in clinical research from Duke School of Medicine.

For more information about course work and tuition costs, visit http://tpcr.mc.duke.edu. Email queries about the program may be addressed to tpcr@mc.duke.edu. The deadline for applying is Mar. 1, 2006. Applicants who have been accepted into the program will be notified by July 1, 2006.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — will not be held Nov. 23, due to Thanksgiving, but returns Nov. 30 with a lecture by Dr. Tania A. Baker. She will discuss "Remodeling Proteins and the Proteome by AAA+ ATPase Machines." Baker is E.C. Whitehead professor of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and HHMI investigator.

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, (301) 594-5595.

Workshop on Single Parenthood

It is challenging to be a parent, and even more demanding to raise children when the responsibility rests with one parent. But good parenting has less to do with the number of parents in the home and more to do with the quality of parenting. Whether the single-parent household is headed by a mother, father or a grandparent, raising children is an enormous task but you are not alone. Since 1970, the number of children living in a single-parent family has doubled. Attend "Single Parenthood" to learn how to embrace your role as single parent, develop realistic expectations of yourself and build your support network. Class is Thursday, Dec. 1, noon to 1 p.m., 6001 Executive Blvd. (Neuroscience Bldg.), Conf. Rm. C.

NIH Roadmap Participants Lauded
A reception for participants in the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research initiative took place Oct. 20 in Wilson Hall. NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni paid tribute to Dr. Dushanka Kleinman, who served as the Roadmap's leader for more than a year. Later, the intramural rock band The Directors took the stage to play a few songs in honor of Roadmap employees.
The band includes (from left) OEODM Director Larry Self, NIAMS director Dr. Stephen Katz, NHGRI director Dr. Francis Collins and Zerhouni.

Holiday Auction Canceled

The Clinical Center's department of laboratory medicine has canceled its 33rd annual holiday auction fundraiser, which had been scheduled for Dec. 2. "The recent revisions in conflict of interest rules has resulted in more careful scrutiny of all activities involving NIH facilities," said Dr. Thomas Fleisher, DLM chief. "This review based on current federal regulations determined that the auction is not allowed based on rules governing solicitation (for items used in the auction) and the use of federal facilities (in support of the auction). We have concluded that holding the auction cannot be done in compliance with these regulations."