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Vol. LVIII, No. 4
February 24, 2006

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Women's History Month Events

NIH's annual Women's History Month observance will include two events. The first, "Builders of Communities and Dreams," takes place Wednesday, Mar. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg 10. Edie Frazer, president and CEO of the Public Affairs Group, Inc., will be the keynote speaker. She developed Diversity Best Practices, Business Women's Network and Best Practices in Corporate Communications.

The celebration continues with a scientific symposium on Wednesday, Mar. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. The highlight will be a panel discussion among winners of NIH Pioneer Awards.

Both events are sponsored by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management. All are welcome to attend. Sign language interpreters will be provided. For information, call Glenda Keen (301) 496-5089. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation should call Carlton Coleman at (301) 496-2906, voice or (301) 451-2290 (TTY).

STEP Forum on Innovative Technologies, Mar. 9

The staff training in extramural programs (STEP) committee will present an Administrative Strategies forum on the topic, "Eureka! We Found IT (Innovative Technologies)!" on Thursday, Mar. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

We're living in a time when scientific discoveries and technological innovation appear to occur at an exponential rate. But what is innovation? Is it cyclical or dependent on the presence of exceptionally creative individuals? What factors influence or foster the adoption of new technologies that change current paradigms and challenge existing models? Why do some discoveries lead to landmark successes, while other discoveries fade into the background? This forum will look at innovation from perspectives of basic science, translation and commercialization. Learn what NIH and others have done to foster innovation, and what more you and NIH can do to further develop and implement initiatives, policies and practices that promote groundbreaking and innovative biomedical research.

Learn How To Write a Résumé

The Work and Family Life Center will hold a seminar titled "Résumé Writing" on Wednesday, Mar. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at 6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. C. Does the thought of revising your résumé (or writing one for the first time) overwhelm you? If so, this is the workshop for you. Attend this session and learn the fundamentals of résumé writing and how to connect your skills, knowledge and abilities to a future position.

NIH Sailing Association Open House

The NIH Sailing Association invites everyone to its open house on Thursday, Mar. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the FAES House on the corner of Old Georgetown Rd. and Cedar Ln. Would you like to learn to sail? Can you imagine being part of a group filled with skilled sailing instructors, enthusiasts and boat owners? Membership includes instruction, sailboats for charter, racing, cruises, parties and fun. Admission to the open house is $5 at the door and includes pizza and soda. For more information visit

NIH Golf Association Seeks Members

The NIH Golf Association (18-hole coed league) is looking for new members for the 2006 season. We currently have seven teams of up to 25+ players each and schedule eight spring/summer stroke-play outings, plus up to five match-play outings each year at local courses (all mid-week and play is optional). We cap the year off in October with an outing including golf/cart/food for all members and their guests. Prizes and trophies are awarded and handicaps are maintained from 0-40, so all interested golfers are welcome. For more information contact Howard Somers at or visit

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

Snowy Day Invites Impromptu 'Winter Olympics'

How better to enjoy a lunch break on a wintry day than to embark on some impromptu sledding with home-made sleds? NIMH employees (from l) Caitlyn Liebig, Jackie Klaver and Dara Cannon of Bldg. 15K proved up to the challenge on Feb. 13, fashioning luges from cardboard boxes augmented with plastic bags to reduce friction. You won't see rigs like this at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, but they do just fine on the hill opposite the Clinical Research Center. Klaver (r) spins out halfway down the run.

Management Internship Program Accepts Applications Through Mar. 13

One of the challenges facing NIH today is identifying and training future leaders to successfully manage in a fast-paced, ever-evolving public sector. If you've thought about changing your career path or developing more depth and breadth of knowledge about NIH, the Management Intern (MI) Program may hold the keys to your future.

Entering its 49th year, the MI Program — a highly competitive 2-year rotational training opportunity — has graduated dozens of interns, many of whom now hold high-level managerial positions with NIH and other federal agencies. Outstanding men and women interested in a career in public service are encouraged to apply for the 2006 program.

Eligible candidates must be either a current career or career-conditional employee of NIH at the GS-5 level or above or wage-grade equivalent or on any other type of appointment that offers noncompetitive conversion during the application period.

This year's program closes on Mar. 13. Interested applicants should review the MI web site at

To find out more about the MI program, attend one of the information sessions: 3/1, 3/3 or 3/7. No reservations are necessary.

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters or other accommodation to participate in the information sessions should contact Sharon Ballard at (301) 496-0264 or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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