IntraMall Showcase, June 21-22
Come celebrate the 8th annual NIH IntraMall Summer Showcase,
which will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 and 22, from
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Clinical Research Center on the 3rd
and 5th floor pedestrian bridges. The event will display the award-winning
electronic purchasing system designed exclusively for NIH to simplify
purchasing and speed monthly credit card reconciliation.
Since opening in June 1998, the IntraMall has become a leading
NIH web site for using government purchase cards to locate, buy
and track purchases from 210 of its most frequently used vendors,
offering over 9 million laboratory, office and computer items.
The newest functions will also be demonstrated. The IntraMall
now transfers credit card financial obligations to the NIH cost
accounting system at the time the order is logged. Budget managers
now have current CAN accuracy for purchases made and/or logged
via the IntraMall. Training on the new system and automated reconciliation
will be available at the show.
Register for the event and the free lunch at http://intramall.nih.gov/showcase.
A list of vendors can be viewed at http://intramall.nih.gov/livevendors.html.
For reasonable accommodation to participate in this activity, call
Pam Robbins, (301) 496-3688.
Events Benefit Children's Inn
Two upcoming events will help raise funds for the Children's
Inn at NIH.
Enjoy a 50 percent discount on exclusive Doncaster and Elana fine
women's apparel at the Doncaster Sample Sale Fundraiser, June 17-18,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tyson's Studio, 7700 Leesburg Pike, across
from George Marshall High School. For directions call (703) 761-9452.
On June 27, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural
Center in Silver Spring will present Superman Returns.
Join Hollywood producers John and Mindy Peters for a pre-release
screening of this summer fun-flick. Tickets cost $50 and benefit
the Andre Sobel River of Life Program at the inn. The program provides
emergency financial support to caregivers who have been devastated
by their child's illness. Ticket price includes pre-movie reception
with local super heroes, including star athletes. To purchase tickets,
contact Jane Zhen at (301) 496-5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Your NIH Record T-Shirt
Through the generosity of the R&W, its stores are now carrying
a limited supply of official NIH Record T-shirts. The
collector's item shirts feature drawings by cartoonist Richard
Thompson, whose work appears regularly in the Washington Post.
Be the first on the beach, boardwalk or boulevard this summer to
be sporting a sign of your NIH affiliation. A second printing of
the shirts, which cost only $7.90, may be possible if the garments
prove popular. Get yours today.
FAES Announces Concert Schedule
The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences has announced
the performers and dates in the 2006-2007 season of its Chamber
Music Series. This is the series' 39th year. The concerts are held
at Congregation Beth El at 8215 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, and
all performances will be Sundays at 4 p.m.
||Trio Di Parma
||Mihaela Ursuleasa, piano
||Miriam Fried, Jonathan Biss, violin and piano
||Peter Serkin, piano
|Feb. 4, 2007
||Vivane Hagner, violin
||Marina Piccinini, Emanuele Segre, flute and
||Auryn Quartet with Roger Tapping, viola (performing
two of the six Mozart viola quintets and one of the three
Britten quartets at each concert — see below)
||Auryn Quartet with Roger Tapping, viola
||Auryn Quartet with Roger Tapping, viola
||Amit Peled, Alon Goldstein, cello and piano
Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased 2 weeks before
the performance, or on the day of the concert. Cost is $28 for
adults; $12 for students, fellows and postdocs. A 10-performance
subscription costs $250 ($100 for students, fellows, postdocs).
For more information call (301) 496-7976 or visit www.faes.org.
NCI Program Offers Mentoring
The National Cancer Institute has a mentoring program called
the Knowledge Management Program, which is open to administrative
and scientific personnel and is now in its second year. Last year,
23 pairs of mentors and mentees enrolled.
In the KM Program, mentees choose their own mentors. Program coordinators
provide individual coaching and assistance to mentees throughout
this process. Sonya Roberson, scientific review administrator and
a 2006 mentee, said it was interesting for her to meet with various
potential mentors because she learned more about what other people
do at NCI. She also liked having the opportunity to make informal
contacts and enjoyed networking.
Once matches are made, there is training for mentors on program
guidelines and expectations. The pairs must meet at least an hour
a month, and the program involves a 12-month commitment. This year,
the KM program welcomed 21 pairs. The program also offers brown-bag
sessions once a month.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, contact
Sandra Thomas or Nancy Brisebois-Good at (301) 435-8524.
FAES Announces Fall Courses
The FAES Graduate School at NIH announces the schedule of courses
for the fall semester. The evening classes sponsored by the Foundation
for Advanced Education in the Sciences will be given on the NIH
Courses are offered in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology (daytime
courses), chemistry, immunology, languages, medicine, microbiology,
pharmacology, statistics, toxicology, alternative medicine and
courses of general interest.
It is often possible to transfer credits earned to other institutions
for degree work, and many courses are approved for category 1 credit
toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.
Classes will begin Sept. 11; mail registration ends Aug. 18 and
walk-in registration will be held from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1. Tuition
is $115 per credit hour, and courses may be taken for credit or
audit. Courses that qualify for institute support as training should
be cleared with supervisors and administrative officers as soon
as possible. Both the vendor's copy of the training form and the
FAES registration form must be submitted at the time of registration.
Note that FAES cannot access training forms entered in the NIHTS
system; a signed hard copy (vendors' copy of SF 182 form) is needed
in order to process registrations for classes. Asking your institute
to pay your tuition is a preliminary step to registration, but
does not constitute registration with the FAES Graduate School.
Catalogs and fall schedules are available in the graduate school
office in Bldg. 60, Suite 230; the foundation bookstore in Bldg.
10, Rm. B1L101; and the business office in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1C18.
To have a catalog and schedule sent, call (301) 496-7976 or visit http://www.faes.org.
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