To Speak on Medical Imaging
NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni will present the lecture "Medical
Imaging: Innovation, Integration and Improvement," on Monday, May
8 at the University of Washington's Seattle campus. The lecture
will be webcast live on ResearchChannel (www.researchchannel.org)
from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET.
The lecture will be broadcast on television and webcast again
at various hours May 28, June 1 and June 2. To see where the program
will be televised and for additional broadcast times, visit www.researchchannel.org/wheretowatch.
The lecture will also be added to the ResearchChannel online video
for on-demand viewing.
ResearchChannel is a nonprofit media and technology organization
that connects a global audience with research and academic institutions.
NIH Philharmonia Orchestra Concert,
The NIH Philharmonia Orchestra will present its fourth concert
of the season on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church in Rockville. The all-Mozart concert is free, but
donations are welcome. The church is located at 917 Montrose Rd.
between Rockville Pike and I-270. The concert includes: Adagio
and Fugue for Strings; Wind Serenade in E flat major; Piano Concerto
no. 17. The orchestra is conducted by Dr. Nancia D'Alimonte, an
Eastman graduate and musical director of the George Washington
University Orchestra. Most members of the orchestra work at NIH.
For more information, visit www.NIHPhil.org.
Fauci To Give Leiter Lecture, May 10
NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci will give the 2006 Joseph Leiter
Lecture on Wednesday, May 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Lister Hill
Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. He will discuss "Pandemic Influenza and
Other Emerging Infectious Diseases: Public Health Threat and Research
Agenda." A reception follows the talk.
Symposium on Health Communication, May
An NCI symposium titled, "Advancing the Science, Extending the
Reach, and Improving the Effectiveness of Health Communication," will
be held at the Natcher Conference Center on Wednesday, May 10 from
3 to 5 p.m., followed from 5 to 6 p.m. by more than 20 state-of-the-science
interactive demonstrations and exhibits.
Research from the Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication
Research will be presented by their principal investigators.
The goal of the symposium is to illustrate the novelty and scope
of the research being conducted by the Centers of Excellence, as
well as the potential of cancer communication science to improve
health and reduce health disparities. All are welcome to attend.
No registration is necessary. For more information contact Dr.
Linda Harris at (301) 451-9477 or email@example.com.
Help for Your Older Relative
The Work and Family Life Center will hold a seminar titled, "Supporting
Your Older Relative: Legal & Financial Considerations," on Wednesday,
May 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. 50, Rm. 1227/1233. Has an
aging parent or relative called upon you yet for help with decision-making
about legal and financial issues? Being knowledgeable about such
topics can be a tremendous help when that time comes, either for
you or a relative. Attend this seminar to be better prepared to
give effective support and learn about issues you may face in the
future, e.g., how to pay for homecare and medical expenses, how
to appeal a Medicare decision, commonly used legal vehicles and
how and when to use legal tools.
NCI Offers Breast Cancer DVD/Video
NCI announces the availability of a new educational DVD/video, Moving
Beyond Breast Cancer, to help women know what to expect
as they finish breast cancer treatment.
Finishing treatment is a much-awaited milestone and most women
are eager to put the cancer experience behind them and get back
to normal. Yet the period of time just after treatment ends (called
the re-entry phase) can be difficult. As the intensity of their
treatment experience wanes, women are often caught in a gap between
wanting to return to normal, feeling like a different person from
the experience and not necessarily having the support to handle
the emotions and reactions that may develop after treatment ends.
The 23-minute DVD/video features vignettes of women in different
life stages who share their concerns and experiences about body
changes, emotions, relationships and new perspectives. Dr. Susan
Love, breast cancer surgeon, shares medical insight on common reactions
women have after breast cancer treatment in each of these areas.
To obtain a copy, call the Cancer Information Service toll-free
at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or visit www.cancer.gov.
Asian and Pacific Islander American
Heritage Month Observance
Everyone is invited to the 2006 NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American
Heritage Month Program. The theme for the 34th anniversary observance
is "Progress with Pride and Partnership." The observance consists
of two events, an Ethnic Food Fair and a cultural dance festival.
On Friday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the Bldg. 31A
patio, an Ethnic Food Fair will consist of local Asian restaurants
showcasing their foods.
On Friday, May 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg.
10, the cultural program will feature Chinese, Indian, Korean and
Indonesian dances and musical performances. NIAAA director Dr.
Ting-Kai Li will present the keynote address. Immediately following
the program, a reception will be held in the old Visitor Information
Center exhibit gallery; guests can meet the performers and sample
Travel Contract Migrates to HHS
The contract governing staff travel will transition from the
NIH Travel Management Center into the HHS Master TMC effective
May 15. HHS has established a single TMC contract with Omega World
Travel that is overseen by the Program Support Center. The HHS
contract will continue to provide the NIH community with transportation
and travel-related services, including airfare, train, bus, lodging
and rental car services for federal travelers.
Marisa Sheelor will remain the primary point of contact for all
NIH staff travel requirements. All travel-related complaints, compliments
and inquiries should continue to be forwarded to her for processing
The current methods for requesting travel reservations will remain
in place. Staff travelers will still be able to submit a travel
request form using the www.nihtravel.com web
Shortly after the May transition, NIH will deploy GetThere, a
new self-serve, online travel booking system available for domestic
travel reservations only. This tool will reduce the TMC service
fees and allow travel planners and travelers the opportunity to
view various costs for airlines, hotels and rental cars and book
Effective May 15, all NIH staff travel will use the Centralized
Call Center in Jacksonville, N.C. The following toll-free NIH number,
fax number and email address will be available for travel reservations
made with Omega World Travel: 800-419-2312; 866-657-0070; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference planning will not be available under the HHS Master
TMC contract. All such services will be administered through the
HHS Events Management Services Contract mechanism.
For more information about the HHS Master TMC contract, contact
Sheelor at (301) 451-9299.