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 www.filmfestnih.org or
call (301) 496-6061. If you are interested in volunteering for
the event, contact Julie at the number above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.strategicresults.com/fg4.
Research Festival Abstracts Due Aug.
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
For a preliminary schedule of events and online poster registration,
For more information, contact Paula Cohen at (301) 402-4507 or email@example.com.
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.
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
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
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 http://training.cit.nih.gov.
For more information call (301) 594-6248 ext. 2 or write to CITTraining@mail.nih.gov.
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 BBCQuartet@aol.com.
For registration information, call (301) 496-7976 or visit www.faes.org.
Register by mail through Aug. 18, or in person Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
Principles of Clinical Pharmacology
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 Amazon.com.
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 http://www.cc.nih.gov/researchers/training/principles.shtml or
by calling (301) 435-6618.
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