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Vol. LVIII, No. 14
July 14, 2006

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NIH Library Offers Search Help

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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: Come check it out — sailing, food, drinks and beer for $5 per person.

Hubbard Promoted To Rear Admiral

Dr. 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

Randy 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 Session Set

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 For reasonable accommodation, call Carlton Coleman, (301) 496-2906 or (301) 451-2290 (TTY).

Renewal of Partnership to Improve Nation's Visual Health

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 Cancer

Dr. 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

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