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Vol. LVIII, No. 2
January 27, 2006

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Knowledge Management Symposium, Feb. 6

The Office of Extramural Research will sponsor a forum on knowledge management titled "Knowledge in Service to Health: Leveraging Knowledge for Modern Science Management" on Monday, Feb. 6. A session, open to all, lasts from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Natcher main auditorium. Later in the day, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be demonstrations of KM tools in use and in development at NIH. This session is for employees with ID only and will be held in Natcher conference rooms E1 and E2.

The morning speakers are experts from academia, industry and other biomedical research funding agencies. Topics will include the state of the art in the discovery and management of diverse knowledge, the use of text mining to advance the progress of science, the development of performance measures to analyze the impact of biomedical research funding, implementation of KM techniques to understand the culture and practices of large organizations and visualization and communication techniques that can help convey complex ideas to stakeholders.

Get Things Done More Easily

The Work and Family Life Center will hold a seminar titled "Let Go! You Don't Have To Do It All," on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 50, Rm. 1227/1233. Do you sometimes feel like you have too much on your plate? Is your "to-do" list more than one page? You likely balance multiple roles and priorities at the same time, and as much as you want to do it all, successfully, you don't have to. You can enlist support. Attend this seminar to become more aware of your own feelings that influence task management and delegation. Learn how to remove roadblocks to delegating tasks at work and home. Get strategies for motivating others to make decisions. Learn how to cope with the unanticipated (e.g., ad hoc meetings, phone calls).

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Michael G. Rossmann on Feb. 1, speaking on "The Structure and Function of Flaviviruses." He is Hanley professor of biological sciences, department of biological sciences, Purdue University.

On Feb. 8, Dr. Michael P. Stryker will discuss "Making Maps in the Brain." He is chair, department of physiology and Ganong professor of physiology, University of California, San Francisco.

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

Women's Baseball Team Needs Players, Coach

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

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

WHSIG Seminar Set, Feb. 24

The women's health special interest group of the Office of Research on Women's Health will host a lecture, "Disparity in X-chromosome Gene Dosage and the Risk for Coronary Disease," by Dr. Carolyn A. Bondy, chief of the section on women's health research and chief of the Developmental Endocrinology Branch, NICHD. The seminar will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1. A discussion follows the lecture. Join in a scientific exchange on issues related to the biology and pathology of sex and gender differences and effects on women's health. For sign language interpretation, contact Vicki Malick,

Get Ready for 'Wear Red Day'

Friday, Feb. 3 is National Wear Red Day, a key activity of NHLBI's Heart Truth campaign. Join Americans nationwide in wearing red to show support for women's heart disease awareness. For more information about the campaign, National Wear Red Day and the Red Dress pin — the national symbol for women and heart awareness — visit

Yoga Meditation Held Monthly

Sahaja yoga meditation class is held every Thursday at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the CRC, Rm. 3-1608. Sahaja yoga seeks to awaken inner energy called kundalini, and is offered for free and without obligation. The class is sponsored by the recreation therapy section of the rehabilitation medicine department. For more information contact Jasmin Salloum, (301) 402-5630.

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