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Vol. LVIII, No. 24
December 1, 2006
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NIDCR Symposium Honors Cohen

NIDCR will sponsor a symposium titled “The Integral Role of Behavioral and Social Sciences in a Systems Approach to Oral Health Research: A Tribute to Dr. Lois K. Cohen,” on Monday, Dec. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The program honors Cohen, who retired in June after 42 years of government service, 30 of them with NIDCR.

Speakers include NIDCR director Dr. Lawrence Tabak, who will open the program, and Dr. David Abrams, director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Dr. Judith Albino and Dr. Samuel Dworkin, leaders in social sciences research in oral health, will talk about the past, present and future of the field. Following the talks, a panel will discuss research needs and opportunities in such areas as individual, family and community-based research, communications research, research capacity and infrastructure and social policy and global health research.

Cohen is known for her work on incorporating the social sciences into dental research and expanding interdisciplinary oral health research around the globe.

NIH-Duke Training in Clinical Research

Applications for the 2007-2008 NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research are now available in the Clinical Center, Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education, Bldg. 10, Rm. B1L403.

The NIH-Duke program, implemented in 1998, is designed primarily for physicians and dentists who desire formal training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. The program is offered via videoconference at the CC. Academic credit earned by participating in this program may be applied toward satisfying the degree requirement for a master of health sciences in clinical research from Duke School of Medicine.

For more information about course work and tuition costs, visit http://tpcr.mc.duke.edu. Email queries about the program may be addressed to tpcr@mc.duke.edu. The deadline for applying is Mar. 1, 2007. Applicants who have been accepted into the program will be notified by July 2, 2007.

School Science Fair Needs Judges

St. Catherine Laboure School in Wheaton needs judges for its junior high science fair on the evenings of Jan. 10 and 11. Dinner will be provided. If you are interested in being a judge or you want to help with the fair, contact LaVerna Morris, LMnursing@aol.com or (240) 645-7027.

FAES Announces Spring Courses

The FAES Graduate School at NIH announces the schedule of courses for the spring semester. The evening classes sponsored by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences will be given on the NIH campus.

Courses are offered in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology (daytime courses), chemistry, immunology, languages, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, statistics, technology transfer, alternative medicine and courses of general interest.

It is often possible to transfer credits earned to other institutions for degree work; many courses are approved for category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

Classes will begin Jan. 22; mail registration ends Dec. 29 and walk-in registration will be held from Jan. 3-9. Tuition is $115 per credit hour and courses may be taken for credit or audit. Courses that qualify for institute support as training should be cleared with supervisors and administrative officers as soon as possible. Both the vendor’s copy of the training form and the FAES registration form must be submitted at the time of registration. Note that FAES cannot access training forms entered in the NIHTS system; a signed hard copy (vendors’ copy of SF 182 form) is needed in order to process registrations for classes. Asking your institute to pay your tuition is a preliminary step to registration but does not constitute registration with the FAES Graduate School.

Catalogs and spring schedules are available in the graduate school office in Bldg. 60, Suite 230; the foundation bookstore in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1L101; and the business office in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1C18. To have a catalog and schedule sent, call (301) 496-7976 or visit http://www.faes.org.

Marymount Honors McCloskey

Dr. Donna Jo McCloskey, training director of NINR’s Division of Intramural Research, poses with Marymount University President James E. Bundschuh at the university’s Nov. 1 awards ceremony honoring her with the Marymount 2006 Alumni Achievement Award. McCloskey has authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Access Devices.
Dr. Donna Jo McCloskey, training director of NINR’s Division of Intramural Research, poses with Marymount University President James E. Bundschuh at the university’s Nov. 1 awards ceremony honoring her with the Marymount 2006 Alumni Achievement Award. McCloskey has authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Access Devices.

Disaster Drill Set for Area, Dec. 7

The Bethesda Hospital Emergency Preparedness Partnership will conduct a mass-casualty exercise Thursday, Dec. 7. The drill will test the partnership’s medical readiness and—for the first time—emergency response capability across the national capital region. Eighteen organizations, including the NIH Fire Department and hazardous response team, will participate.

Planners say those in the area can expect to see smoke, helicopters and emergency vehicles associated with the drill between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Most of the activity will take place on the grounds of the National Naval Medical Center. As part of the exercise, some emergency vehicles will travel to Suburban Hospital and the Clinical Center.

Navy, Suburban and the CC make up the partnership, formed in 2004 to assure that each institution can respond rapidly and effectively to any emergency situation.

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