NIH'ers Named to Academy
Two NIH scientists are among the 72 new members named recently to
the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished
and continuing achievements in original research.
Dr. William A. Eaton is chief of the Laboratory of Chemical Physics,
NIDDK. The second honoree, Dr. Carl Wu, is chief of the Laboratory
of Molecular Cell Biology, NCI.
The election was held during the 143rd annual meeting of the academy. "Election
to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in American
science and engineering," said Ralph Cicerone, who became president
of NAS in 2005. Those elected in April bring the total number of
active members to 2,013; there are an additional 371 foreign associates.
The NAS is a private organization of scientists and engineers
dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general
welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation
signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the academy to act as an
official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any
matter of science or technology.
NIH Receives Recycling Award
NIH's Division of Environmental Protection was recognized May 24
for "Excellence in Recycling" from Montgomery County's department
of public works and transportation, division of solid waste services,
recycling section. The award, known as the SORTT — Smart Organizations
Reduce and Recycle Tons — recognizes the large volume recycled
here, as well as the provision of convenient and accessible collection
containers throughout the buildings and grounds. NIH was among 13
honorees in the "Outstanding Achievement, Business" category.
During the last fiscal year, NIH recycled 3,000 tons of material.
Accepting the award were Don Wilson, chief of DEP's Waste and Resource
Recovery Branch, and Janie Lee.
NIH Sailing Association Open House
The NIH Sailing Association invites everyone to its open house
on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Selby Bay Sailing
Center in Mayo, Md. Explore your interest in learning to sail and
discover opportunities for sailing with NIHSA. There will be demonstration
sails for adults in the club's 19-ft. Flying Scot sailboats. Fall
sailing classes begin Aug. 22; this is a good chance to preview
the boats and meet the members. At the open house you can join
the club and sign up for the 6-week adult sailing class. Directions
to the event are on the club's web site: www.recgov.org/sail.
Come check it out — sailing, food, drinks and beer for $5
Presidential Succession at NIHAA