NIH-Duke Training in Clinical Research
Applications for the 2008-2009 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 email@example.com. The deadline for applying is Mar. 1. Applicants who have been accepted into the program will be notified by July 1.
Meet BTRIS, Feb. 26
It’s not CRIS, CRIS 2, or even the daughter of CRIS, the Clinical Research Information System. BTRIS—Biomedical Translational Research Information System—will be a new resource that investigators can use to help identify promising new avenues for research and foster data-sharing across institutes and with extramural collaborators. Learn more about how BTRIS will be developed, opportunities for investigators to participate in its design and the project’s ultimate goals in a BTRIS town hall meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26 2-3 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater,
Bldg. 10. Presenting is Dr. James Cimino, chief of the Clinical Center’s new Laboratory for Informatics Development, who will oversee the BTRIS project. The town hall meeting will be videocast at http://videocast.nih.gov.
Science Fair Judges Needed
ScienceMONTGOMERY, the volunteer organization
sponsoring Montgomery County, Md.’s annual junior-senior science fair, invites NIH staff to sign up to judge on Saturday, Mar. 15 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Reckord Armory at the University of Maryland, College Park. For judging categories, other details and to sign up, visit www.ScienceMONTGOMERY.org. The fair presents the top projects of the county’s middle and high school students.
NIH Sailing Association Spring Open House
The NIH Sailing Association invites everyone to its open house on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the FAES House at the corner of Old Georgetown Rd. and Cedar Ln. Would you like to learn to sail? Can you imagine being part of a group of skilled sailing instructors, enthusiasts and boat owners? The club offers instruction, sailboats for charter, racing, cruises, parties and fun. Open house is $5 at the door and includes pizza and sodas; cash bar for beer and wine, $2 each. Look for NIHSA posters and flyers around campus. For more information visit www.recgov.org/sail.
S. Gottesman To Lecture, Mar. 4
Dr. Susan Gottesman will speak on “Stress Adaptation via Regulatory RNAs” on Tuesday, Mar. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. This is the fourth lecture in the Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series: Distinguished Women Scientists at NIH. The series highlights outstanding research achievements of women scientists in the intramural
research program. Gottesman is chief of the biochemical genetics section in NCI’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology.
The series is dedicated to the memory of Roberts, chief of the Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis at NCI from 1995 to 2006. She was a pioneer in the field of carcinogenesis, autoimmune disease and wound healing.
The lecture is open to the public. Sign language interpreters will be provided on request. Anyone needing reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Deirdre Andrews at (301) 496-3891 and/or the Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339, 5 days before the lecture.
R&W Has Tickets to Circus
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and R&W invite children of all ages to see the 137th edition of The Greatest Show on Earth! This is the 11th year R&W has hosted “premiere night” as a fundraiser for the NIH Charities. It takes place Wednesday, Mar. at 7 p.m., with a pre-show starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the R&W activities desk in Bldg. 31, Rm. B1W30 or by calling (301) 496-4600. Ticket orders can also be placed at any R&W store. Tickets are $70 (reg. $95) Circus Celebrity—front row interactive seats; $45 (reg. $65) front row seats; $35 (reg. $50) first 5-10 rows; and $20 (reg. $28) 100 level.
Young Cancer Patients Treated to Winter Weekend
Fifty-three teen and young adult patients who are being treated for cancer at local hospitals
recently enjoyed a learn-to-ski weekend at Bryce Resort, in Basye, Va. The trip was sponsored by R&W and its Ski Club, in collaboration with Special Love/Camp Fantastic. Shown with the kids slopeside is R&W President Randy Schools (seated, c).
Zerhouni Fulfills CFC Vow, Dons Red Blazer for Heart Health Month
Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, NHLBI director and NIH vice-chair for the 2007 CFC campaign, presents NIH director and NIH CFC chair Dr. Elias Zerhouni with the red blazer he agreed to wear for 2 weeks in February (American Heart Health Month) when NIH successfully surpassed its goal and raised more than $2.2 million for CFC charities, setting a new NIH record.
Stetten Museum Installs New Exhibit in Bldg. 31
After a few decades of walking by the balance display in the main hallway of Bldg. 31, people may be surprised to see something different. A new exhibit heralds the NIH Stetten Museum’s plan for smaller, easily changed exhibits that can be rotated among campus buildings.
The first exhibit presents examples of things the museum collects: Dr. Seymour Kety’s blood-collecting manifold and a corrosion cast of the ovine arterial system (laboratory research), a cup and saucer from the Pain and Palliative Care Service
of the Clinical Center (clinical research and patient care), and a post-Sept. 11 security alert sign (policies). Planned exhibits, changing every 6 to 8 weeks, focus on calculating instruments, Wilton Earle’s glassware and gifts to the NIH director. New donations will also be displayed in the case.
As curator Michele Lyons was removing the three balances, people stopped to say they would miss them, but she is hoping the new exhibits become something everyone looks forward to seeing. The Stetten Museum is part of the Office of NIH History.
Hoping for an Early Spring? Not So Fast.
Punxsutawney Phil was right: Looks like 6 more weeks of cold. A wintry mix Feb. 12-13 may have iced over the campus, but the good news is that the vernal equinox—
the first day of spring—is just a few weeks away. Let the countdown begin!