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Vol. LVIII, No. 15
July 28, 2006

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Free Outdoor Film Festival, Aug. 11-20

Ten nights, 10 great movies and 10 years of great times at the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival begin Aug. 11. This year is the R&W 10th anniversary show and once again there is a stellar line-up of movies. Come out to the grounds of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Strathmore and see movies on the huge screen. Bring your blankets, chairs (low models only) and anyone who loves movies to this event. The films are free, food will be available to purchase and there will be a raffle of items donated to help raise funds for the NIH charities (Friends of the Clinical Center, Children's Inn and Camp Fantastic/Special Love).

Friday, Aug. 11 — King Kong

Saturday, Aug. 12 — Madagascar

Sunday, Aug. 13 — Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Monday, Aug. 14 — Curious George

Tuesday, Aug. 15 — Maltese Falcon

Wednesday, Aug. 16 — Batman Begins

Thursday, Aug. 17 — Walk the Line

Friday, Aug. 18 — Monty Python's Holy Grail

Saturday, Aug. 19 — Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Sunday, Aug. 20 — Princess Bride

Restaurants will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies begin at 8:30. For more information, visit or call (301) 496-6061. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, contact Julie at the number above or email

Symposium on Genomics of Critical Illness, Injury Set for November

The fourth symposium on the "Functional Genomics of Critical Illness and Injury — Surviving Stress: From Organ Systems to Molecules," will be held Nov. 13-14 at the Natcher conference center, sponsored by NIGMS and the Clinical Center's critical care medicine department. There will be five scientific sessions. Abstracts are due by Sept. 8. For more information and to register, visit

Research Festival Abstracts Due Aug. 8

The 2006 NIH Research Festival will be held Oct. 17-20. The organizing committee is now accepting poster abstract submissions online through Aug. 8 from NIH and Bethesda FDA/CBER investigators. Posters in any area of research conducted within the NIH intramural program will be considered for presentation, but the committee is requesting a limit of one poster submission per first author. Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt and notification of acceptance via email in early September.

The opening plenary session on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. will feature two examples of this year's "Bench to Bedside" theme: Drs. Bill Gahl (NHGRI) and Juan Bonifacino (NICHD) will discuss disorders of lysosome- related organelles; Drs. Alan Heldman (JHMI) and Steven Sollott (NIA) will describe development of the taxol-coated stent for treatment of coronary artery disease. Other events include symposia; exhibits on resources for intramural research; a Job Fair for NIH Postdoctoral, Research and Clinical Fellows with an opening address by NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni; a food and music fair; and the Technical Sales Association scientific equipment tent show.

For a preliminary schedule of events and online poster registration, visit For more information, contact Paula Cohen at (301) 402-4507 or

APAO Hosts Annual Salute

The NIH Asian and Pacific Islander American Organization recently held its annual two-part heritage program on campus. Many attended the Asian Food Fair on May 19, and on May 26 Masur Auditorium was the site of an evening program of dance and music. The dancers above were part of a colorful and entertaining program.

Computer Training Summer Term Now in Session

The CIT Training Program summer term of computer classes is now open for registration. With over 100 different topics, more than 25 of them new, there is sure to be something to help everyone become more productive in their work. Classes, as always, are available free to NIH staff.

Is Adobe Acrobat becoming a more prevalent application in your environment? Are you part of the new trend of employees periodically working from home? Does your group need to collaborate with colleagues in remote locations? If so, Inside Adobe Acrobat; Home Networking Fundamentals; Working from Home — Understand the Technologies; Breeze 5 and Podcasting at NIH may be of interest to you.

Are you a Macintosh user? CIT is offering 3 seminars presented by Apple, including OS X Productivity Tips and Tricks; iLife for Scientific Collaboration and Scientific Digital Asset Management on a Mac.

For IT professionals there are two new classes, NIH Network Design (an overview of the structure of the NIH Network) and Rights Management Services (RMS) Across Multiple Platforms.

Is your group thinking about creating or upgrading a web site? Summer term offers web development training for many levels of experience. New classes include a newly expanded Dreamweaver 8 Introduction and Intermediate along with Adobe Flex 2 — Foundations; AJAX Programming Techniques — Introduction; and Advanced XML.

Scientific seminars make up nearly 40 percent of CIT courses; most are designed to deliver valuable information in less than a day. New classes include NCBI's Microbial Genomes Quick Start and BRB-ArrayTools Data Analysis Workshop, both developed within NIH. New scientific computing classes include such tools as the JMP Scripting Language; MYSQL for Biologists; MATLAB Scripts in Octave (along with a variety of other MATLAB offerings). Other classes include AlleleID: Introduction; Array Designer: Introduction; Introduction to Labmatrix; Labmatrix Advanced Query Builder; and PathwayExpert.

You can obtain full course information, register for summer classes, join the CIT training mail list and check out your transcript or current application status at For more information call (301) 594-6248 ext. 2 or write to

Take a Tour of the Bartók String Quartets

Music lovers can take a guided tour of the Bela Bartók string quartets with Dr. Joel Berman and members of the Beethoven/Bartók Cycle Quartet, well-known for similar performance-lectures featuring Beethoven string quartets. For the second time, the quartet will present all six Bartók string quartets in the same format. The series is being offered by the FAES Graduate School (course GENL 158) on Mondays, beginning Sept. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Bartók has been called the "Hungarian Beethoven." While well-loved, his complex quartets are not always easy to understand. The series is designed for people who love music, regardless of musical training.

All the quartets are performed live. Each is featured for two of the 12 sessions, which include multiple performances, musical excerpts and a lecture outlining structural features unique to the work. A detailed outline of each quartet — designed to be followed as the music is being performed — provides a guided tour through the inner workings of Bartók's music.

For more information call Berman at (301) 946-2311 or email For registration information, call (301) 496-7976 or visit Register by mail through Aug. 18, or in person Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, sponsored by the Clinical Center, will begin in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10 on Sept. 7. The course will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30 to approximately 7:45 and will run through Apr. 26, 2007.

The course covers topics such as pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and transport, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special populations and drug discovery and development. An outstanding faculty has been assembled to present the lectures. The faculty has also prepared a textbook, Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, Second Edition, which will be available in the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Inc. bookstore located in Bldg. 10. The textbook is also available from

This is the ninth year that the course is being offered. Registration is open to all interested persons free of charge. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course to students who attend 75 percent of the lectures. More information about the course, including online registration, is available at or by calling (301) 435-6618.

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