Team Launches Web Site
The NIH IT enterprise architect team has launched a new web site
The goal of the redesigned site is to make enterprise architecture
readily available to anyone who wants to use it.
Through stakeholder feedback, new features were added to include "Your
Part," which describes what to do, and when; the ability to share
pages; and the "About" page, which describes NIH's approach to
Users can easily navigate to content using numerous methods based
on their mental model or task, i.e., by technology type or artifact
type. Also added was a "related links" feature, which will help
users find the correct information to learn and apply the architecture.
NIH redesigned the site using Microsoft's Content Management System
to make it easier to use NIH enterprise architecture. It is an
online resource for teams and individuals who plan, build or purchase
IT systems for NIH.
NIH-Duke Training in Clinical Research
Applications for the 2006-2007 NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical
Research are available 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.
Women's Baseball Team Needs Players,
A women's baseball team consisting primarily of players from
NIH is looking for new players and a coach. The Lasers are located
in Rockville and play in the Eastern Women's Baseball Conference.
They play one game most weekends, May to September, on a regulation
ballfield with professional umpires.
The team will train locally in the coming months, indoors and
outdoors. The Lasers have a core roster of women 18-52 years old,
from all walks of life and with a range of previous baseball and/or
softball experience. If you are interested in playing or coaching,
contact Susan McCarthy at email@example.com.
NIH Library Training Schedule Includes
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Resources is just one of
the free classes offered this winter by library staff. Learn how
to search, capture and organize information accessible via your
desktop. Register soon to ensure your seat in any of the 7 hands-on
classes. For details about class content, dates, times and locations,
Guidelines Bridge Information Gap on
New guidelines issued by the National Environmental Education & Training
Foundation will provide pediatric health care providers with new
educational tools for recognizing and reducing environmental triggers
NIEHS funded the development of the guidelines, Environmental
Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers.
They are based on the National Asthma Education and Prevention
Program Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma,
and include practical strategies for managing asthma that can
be included in educational curricula and clinical practices.
The guidelines are built on current best practices, including
competencies for managing environmental asthma triggers in pediatric
care, a user-friendly environmental history form, intervention
guidelines, patient flyers that can be reproduced and distributed
and a list of references.
The NIEHS journal, Environmental Health Perspectives,
recently published a study on the need for more training for doctors
and nurses on environmental health to prepare them to prevent,
recognize and manage diseases with environmental exposure components.
The complete guidelines are available at http://www.neetf.org/Health/asthma.htm.
Take a Guided Tour of the Bartók String
Music lovers can take a guided tour of the Bartók string quartets
with Dr. Joel Berman and members of the Beethoven/Bartók Cycle
Quartet, well-known for presenting a similar performance-lecture
series featuring all 16 Beethoven string quartets. For the first
time, the quartet will present all six Bartók string quartets in
the same unique format.
Bela Bartók has been called the "Hungarian Beethoven." His six
string quartets are a tour de force of creative imagination
that ensure Bartók a place among the greatest composers who ever
lived. While well-loved, these complex quartets are not always
easy to understand. The performance-lecture series is designed
for people who love music, regardless of musical training.
All the quartets are performed live. Each quartet is featured
for two of the 12 sessions, which include multiple performances,
musical excerpts and a lecture outlining structural features unique
to the work. A detailed outline of each quartet — designed
to be followed as the music is being performed — provides
a guided tour through the inner workings of Bartók's music.
The series is being offered by the FAES Graduate School, course
#GENL 158 (1.5 credits or audit), spring 2006, Mondays, 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. For more information on series content, call Berman at
(301) 946-2311 or email BBCQuartet@aol.com.
For registration information, call (301) 496-7976 or visit www.faes.org.
Register by mail through Dec. 30, or in person Jan. 4-10, 2006.
STEP Forum on ADHD, Jan. 10
The staff training in extramural programs (STEP) committee will
present a Science for All forum on the topic, "Pay Attention! Focusing
on ADHD," on Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Natcher
Bldg. main auditorium.
Do you know someone with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD)? Up to 10 percent of school-age children have ADHD, which
may persist into adulthood. It is a common condition, yet there
is much more to be learned. Is ADHD more prevalent in boys than
girls? Is it a childhood condition that one can outgrow? Does it
develop later in life? How often does it go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
and what are the consequences? Is treatment always necessary or
appropriate? Join us as we focus on the science behind ADHD, how
it is diagnosed and how it is treated. Hear about ongoing research
in the field, and how those with the condition can express their
full potential and learn to adapt.
Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake
day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — returns from
winter recess on Jan. 11 with a talk by Dr. Louis M. Kunkel titled, "Muscular
Dystrophy in Humans, Mice and Zebrafish." He is director, program
in genomics, Children's Hospital, professor of pediatrics and genetics,
Harvard Medical School, and HHMI investigator.
For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call (301)
FAES Announces Spring Courses
The FAES Graduate School at NIH announces the schedule of courses
for the spring semester. The evening classes sponsored by the Foundation
for Advanced Education in the Sciences will be given on the NIH
Courses are offered in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology (daytime
courses), chemistry, immunology, languages, medicine, microbiology,
pharmacology, statistics, toxicology, alternative medicine and
courses of general interest.
It is often possible to transfer credits earned to other institutions
for degree work, and many courses are approved for category 1 credit
toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.
Classes will begin Jan. 23; mail registration ends Dec. 30 and
walk-in registration will be held Jan. 4-10, 2006. Tuition is $115
per credit hour, and courses may be taken for credit or audit.
Courses that qualify for institute support as training should be
cleared with supervisors and administrative officers as soon as
possible. Both the vendor's copy of the training form and the FAES
registration form must be submitted at the time of registration.
Note that FAES cannot access training forms entered in the NIHTS
system; a signed hard copy (vendors' copy of SF 182 form) is needed
in order to process registrations for classes. Asking your institute
to pay your tuition is a preliminary step to registration, but
does not constitute registration with the FAES Graduate School.
Catalogs and spring schedules are available in the graduate school
office in Bldg. 60, Suite 230; the foundation bookstore in Bldg.
10, Rm. B1L101; and the business office in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1C18.
To have a catalog and schedule sent, call (301) 496-7976 or visit http://www.faes.org.
Sustainability Interest Group Forms
A new interest group dedicated to promoting sustainable practices
at NIH is currently evolving. The group will help develop recommendations
and procedures for lessening the NIH community's impact on the
environment. The group will promote the NIH Environmental Management
System, environmental awareness and share practices that reduce
consumption and increase reuse, recycling and conservation.
Some activities the group may pursue include an Earth Day festival
in April, a "Garage Sale" for trading unwanted lab supplies, an
environmental film series, an environmental speaker series, stenciling
of storm drains ("Drains into Chesapeake Bay") and recycling/energy
conservation contests among buildings or institutes.
The sustainability interest group is open to all. There is an
email list where people can post ideas, questions and observations.
To join, sign up for the Greenserve mailing list at https://list.nih.gov/archives/greenserve-l.html.
CC Bioethics Department Honored
The Clinical Center's department of clinical bioethics is among
winners of the 2005 Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection,
announced Dec. 8 by the Health Improvement Institute. The department
was honored for innovation in producing its Framework and Benchmarks
for Evaluation of Research. The award was given for demonstrated
excellence in promoting the well being of people who participate
in research. Sponsors of the awards program included the American
Diabetes Association and Pfizer Inc.
Toastmasters Hold Weekly Meetings
The NIH Toastmasters meet every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in
Bldg. 38, Conf. Rm. B. All interested employees and contractors
are invited to come as guests or members. For more information
contact Hannah Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org or
at (301) 496-6595 or Crystal Smith at email@example.com or
(301) 496-9225. Visit the group's web site at http://www.nihtoastmasters.org/.