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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
NIH Roadmap Participants Lauded
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.
|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."