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
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
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,
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
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 www.recgov.org/sail.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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.
Snowy Day Invites Impromptu 'Winter
| 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 http://internships.info.nih.gov.
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