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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 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
Hubbard Promoted To Rear Admiral
Van S. Hubbard has been promoted to the rank of rear admiral
in the Public Health Service. He is one of only eight individuals
currently at the level of flag officer at NIH. He is director
of the NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination and associate
director for nutritional sciences at the National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. In these roles, he
is responsible for the development of research initiatives and
management of research programs related to the nutritional sciences
and obesity. In addition, Hubbard serves as senior advisor to
the Secretary of HHS on obesity. He also has participated in
the PHS's Disaster Medical Assistance Team since 1987 and currently
serves as commander of this resource.
R&W President Schools Honored
Schools, president and CEO of the R&W Association for
NIH and NOAA, was recently recognized as 2006 General Member
of the Year by the Employee Services Management Association.
He earned the honor for outstanding contributions of time and
expertise to ESMA. He is a certified employee services professional
whose affiliation with ESMA has lasted almost 3 decades, including
a year (1990) as president and 7 years on its national board
of directors. He is currently a trustee of ESMA's foundation,
which funds education and research projects.
Annual Diggs Lecture and Poster
The 11th annual John W. Diggs Lecture and scientific poster session
will be held on Friday, July 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lipsett
Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. For more information, contact Kay Johnson
Graham, (301) 451-0859 or email@example.com.
For reasonable accommodation, call Carlton Coleman, (301) 496-2906
or (301) 451-2290 (TTY).
Renewal of Partnership to Improve Nation's
On June 15, assistant HHS secretary for health Dr.
John Agwunobi (l) and (from l) National Eye Institute director Dr.
Paul Sieving; Dr. Richard Wallingford,
president of the American Optometric Association; and Penelope
Slade Royall, deputy assistant secretary for health (disease
prevention and health promotion) renewed their partnership to improve
the nation's visual health. They signed a memorandum of understanding
that outlined their continuing cooperation and joint efforts to improve
eye health and implement the vision objectives in Healthy People
2010, led by NEI.
Seminar Addresses Film On Pediatric
Crystall Mackall (l), acting chief, NCI Pediatric Oncology
Branch, and Dr. Lori Wiener, coordinator,
Pediatric Psychosocial Support and Research Program, NCI, spoke
on a panel about advances in pediatric cancer at a media seminar
June 15 at the Children's Inn. The seminar addressed issues raised
by a documentary on children's cancer that aired on PBS June
21-22. The film, A Lion in the House, chronicled the
life of five children and their 6-year battle with cancer. To
watch the seminar, visit www.videocast.nih.gov.
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