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Vol. LIX, No. 12
June 15, 2007
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IntraMall Summer Showcase, June 21-22

The 9th annual NIH IntraMall Summer Showcase will be held in the Clinical Research Center on the 3rd and 7th floor pedestrian bridges on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will display the IntraMall electronic purchasing system designed exclusively for NIH to simplify purchasing and now also available to speed monthly credit card reconciliation in the new NBS.

Since opening in June 1998, the IntraMall has become a leading NIH web site for using government purchase cards to locate, buy and track purchases from 240 of its most frequently used vendors. It offers more than 10 million laboratory, office and computer items.

New online inventory and IntraMalls Express delivery options will also be demonstrated at the showcase. Learn how purchases through the IntraMall can simplify your work in NBS.

Register for the event and the free lunch at http://intramall.nih.gov/showcase. View a list of all the IntraMall vendors at http://intramall.nih.gov/livevendors.html. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate, call (888) 644-6255.

June Is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. This year, the National Safety Council’s theme is “Celebrating Safe Communities.” A safe community is one that promotes safe and healthy behaviors that help protect people from injury and harm in all aspects of their lives.

Join the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS), ORS, in celebrating safe communities on Thursday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Bldg. 10 B1 cafeteria. Stop by and check out posters, talk with a safety specialist, get injury prevention information and a safety tip sheet. Don’t forget to pick up a free goodie bag, too.

Visit the DOHS web site at http://dohs.ors.od.nih.gov/index.htm under the “What’s New” section for home and community safety tips. Other sections of the site feature workplace safety information, including NIH safety programs and policies, relevant publications, NIH safety training dates and locations and more.

NIDDK Honored for Outstanding Science
Dr. Griffin Rodgers (r) accepted the award on behalf of the institute. Pictured with Rodgers is NDRI founder and president, Lee Ducat.
 
The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) presented NIDDK with the 2007 Outstanding Science Award for "Special Research Initiatives and New Discoveries" on May 15 in Philadelphia. NDRI is a non-profit organization that provides investigators with the donated human tissue they need to develop new therapies and cures for human disease. NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers (r) accepted the award on behalf of the institute. Pictured with Rodgers is NDRI founder and president, Lee Ducat.
NIST Director Honors Jett
Betsy Jett
Betsy Jett, chief operations officer in the Clinical Center's department of transfusion medicine, has been named to the 2007 board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Appointed by the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, she will review and evaluate applications for the Baldrige award, along with 500 other leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations and government. Jett also served as an examiner for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards Program-which is based on the Baldrige award-for 3 years: 2001, 2002 and 2006. She joined NIH in 1986 and holds a B.A. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in medical technology from Temple University.


NIH Marks Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

NIH’s Asian and Pacific Islander American Organization presented cultural exhibits and Asian food vendors on May 11 on the Bldg. 31A patio.

A number of local restaurants specializing in Asian cuisine prepare samples for sale during the lunchtime hours.

A number of local restaurants specializing in Asian cuisine prepare samples for sale during the lunchtime hours.
Betsy Jett Members of the Asian Pacific American Officers committee offer brochures, flyers and other information on fitness and health awareness topics.
APAO president Prahlad Mathur (l) and Chinese Dragon dancers gather for a photo during the annual event. APAO president Prahlad Mathur (l) and Chinese Dragon dancers gather for a photo during the annual event.

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