Will Honor Ferretti
"Forty Years of NMR in Biological Systems — A Symposium
to Honor James A. Ferretti, Ph.D." will be held Friday, Apr. 21
at the Natcher Conference Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
symposium will celebrate Ferretti's scientific achievements. He
has pioneered the application of pulsed Fourier transform nuclear
magnetic resonance techniques to the study of a wide range of chemical
and biological systems. Featured speakers include Ad Bax, Marshall
Nirenberg and Dennis Torchia from NIH, and a host of others. There
is no cost, but registration is requested via email to email@example.com.
For more information visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov/meetings/ferretti.
STEP Presents Forum on Adult Hormonal
Changes, Mar. 21
The staff training in extramural programs (STEP) committee will
present a Science for All forum on the topic, "From Hot Flashes
to Hot Rods: Hormonal Changes in Adulthood" on Tuesday, Mar. 21
from 8 a.m. to noon in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.
Sex hormones — the gonadal steroid hormones estrogen, progesterone
and testosterone — are the focus of considerable scientific
and popular attention. They control sexual development and reproduction,
but they affect other aspects of health, particularly as their
production declines with age. How do these hormones work? How does
their interplay with environmental factors and the aging process
affect female and male health in adulthood? What's the current
understanding of the role of sex hormones in health conditions
such as mood disorders, perimenopause/ menopause in women and reproductive
dysfunction in men? Join us in exploring the physiology and behavior
behind the headlines and the hype.
Conference on Nursing Science
The National Institute of Nursing Research and the Clinical Center
nursing and patient care services will hold a conference titled, "Celebrating
Nursing Science: The Research-Practice Link" on Friday, June 16.
For more information contact Donna Jo McCloskey, (301) 402-1446
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For conference highlights, registration and call for posters, visit http://ninr.nih.gov/ninr/ and
click on "Save the Date."
Learn To Manage Sibling Rivalry
The Work and Family Life Center will hold a seminar titled "Sibling
Rivalry" on Thursday, Mar. 23 from noon to 1 p.m. at 6001 Executive
Blvd., Rm. C. Do you sometimes feel more like a referee than a
parent? Do you know when to get involved in your children's arguments
and when not to? Attend this seminar to gain insight into sibling
rivalry, look at positive (yes, there are some!) and negative aspects
of arguments among your children, and find out how to encourage
effective resolutions. You'll be able to foster sibling attachment
and growth and reduce your family's stress.
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.
NIH 9-Hole Golf League
The NIH Golf Association (9-hole coed league) is seeking new members
for the 2006 season. The 9-Hole league meets Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
after work and plays at Needwood Golf Course in Rockville or Sligo
Creek Golf Course in Silver Spring. The 9-Hole league features
2 flights of competitive handicapped-match play and 1 non-competitive
flight. The season starts with an optional Spring Outing (members
and guests) in late April, then regular play through the end of
August, and a members and guests Fall Outing in early September.
The league has a block of reserved tee times and serves as a great
social/networking opportunity to meet fellow NIH'ers and to improve
your golfing skills. For more information, email John Hamill at email@example.com or
caBIG Seminars Webcast
All NCI and NIH staff — including researchers, research
administrators, IT and other lab support personnel — are
invited to attend the caBIG Seminar Series. "Overview of caBIG " will
be presented on Monday, Mar. 13 in Bldg. 50, Rm. 1328/1334 from
11 a.m. to noon. There are plans for more seminars in March. Visit https://cabig.nci.nih.gov/seminars for
future dates. The seminars will be telecast and archived at http://videocast.nih.gov/.
For more information, contact Mary Jo Deering, (301) 496-3458.
Visitor's Center Opens at Rocky Mountain
Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Mont., opened a 3,500-square-foot
Visitor's Center on Jan. 30 and invited about 250 neighbors, community
leaders and interested parties to a Feb. 8 open house. Jim and Jo
Ann Whitlock (at right), who live about three blocks from RML, were
among the early visitors; Jim is an RML retiree. The Visitor's Center
is the "front door" to the RML research facility, which is part of
the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The center
contains exhibits that will change on a periodic basis to reflect
RML research work. The present theme, tick research, includes several
historical photos, displays and an interactive video kiosk. The center
also houses RML's security staff and is adjacent to a visitor's parking
area and main access point to the campus.