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Vol. LVIII, No. 25
December 15, 2006
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Friday Seminar Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The “before” photo, circa 1996
The “after” photo, from October 2006, includes (front row, from l) Lak Sankaran, Mike Sesma, Janna Wehrle, Henry Haigler, Debbie Henken, Jean Chin, Priscilla Chen. At rear are (from l) Pam Marino, Ljubisa Vitkovic, Bob Stretch, Margaret Jacobs, Madelon Halula, Helen Stone.

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The “before” photo, circa 1996

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The “after” photo, from October 2006, includes (front row, from l) Lak Sankaran, Mike Sesma, Janna Wehrle, Henry Haigler, Debbie Henken, Jean Chin, Priscilla Chen. At rear are (from l) Pam Marino, Ljubisa Vitkovic, Bob Stretch, Margaret Jacobs, Madelon Halula, Helen Stone.

The Friday Extramural Scientist Administrator (ESA) Seminar Series is a rite of passage for many NIH scientist administrators. The program is overseen by the Extramural Staff Training Office in the Office of Extramural Programs, OD.

While the series has evolved over the years, its basic mission continues. One of the goals, in addition to the educational and practical aspects of the training, is to provide a venue for networking within the NIH extramural community. The class of 1995-1996 is a testament to the success of this goal. Upon graduation and for a number of years, this class ran a monthly brown bag lunch seminar series with invited speakers, loosely based on the Friday Seminar Series format. For the past several years, the class has been meeting semi-annually to reconnect and discuss issues of importance to the NIH extramural world. While the class has changed physically (see before and after photographs), the enthusiasm, excitement and desire to learn from colleagues has not diminished. NIHRecord Icon

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