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Vol. LX, No. 14
July 11, 2008

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NIH Director’s Awards Ceremony, July 21

All employees are invited to the 2008 NIH Director’s Awards ceremony on Monday, July 21 at 1 p.m. in the Natcher Bldg. main auditorium. Awards will be presented in five categories: Director’s Award, Mentoring Award, Director’s Award for the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Commissioned Corps awards and EEO awards. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters will be provided. A reception will be held after the ceremony in the Natcher cafeteria. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in the event should contact (301) 435-1619 or

NIH eRA Project Holds Open House

On Wednesday, July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the NIH eRA Project’s User Support Branch will hold an open house to show NIH users its appreciation of their continued support. The branch serves thousands of IMPAC ii and Commons customers per year. The open house will be held at Rockledge I, first floor, suite 1091. The open house will be interactive; users will get to see the eRA Help Desk, training and documentation teams in action. Light refreshments will be offered. There will also be tours, games and a question-and-answer session. No advance registration is necessary, but have your NIH ID with you. For more information, contact Patty Austin at (301) 594-4784 or Inform her of any need for sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation by July 15.

2008 Science in the Cinema

In partnership with the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, the NIH Office of Science Education has begun its 2008 free film and discussion series Science in the Cinema (

The series is open to the public and intended for people who enjoy movies and have an interest in science and medicine. This year’s topics include Alzheimer’s disease, locked-in syndrome, schizophrenia, syphilis, HIV/AIDS and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Every Wednesday through Aug. 13, a film with a medical science-related theme will be shown at 7 p.m. Following each film, an expert will comment on the science depicted in the film and take questions from the audience. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis through the AFI Silver box office, day of show only. Seating is limited to the first 400 people.

All films will be shown with captions. Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided for the post-film discussions. If you require other reasonable accommodation to participate, contact OSE at least 5 days before the event at, (voice) (301) 402-2470, or (TTY) through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Workshop on Vasculopathy in Sickle Cell Disease

The Workshop on Vasculopathy in Sickle Cell Disease will take place during the 2008 Annual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Meetings during the week of Aug. 25-29. The 2-day workshop will address: scientific evidence for hemolysis-associated impairment of nitric oxide bioavailability; epidemiologic linkage to pulmonary hypertension, priapism and leg ulceration; linkage of oxidative, nitric oxide deficient state to hemostatic activation and vascular adhesion; similarities and differences of sickle vasculopathy compared to atherosclerosis; and new opportunities for translational therapies. Abstract submissions will close on July 25. Visit for more details in addition to online registration and abstract submission. For more information contact Sue Dilli at or (443) 451-7252.

NIH Sailing Association Open House, July 26

The NIH Sailing Association will hold an open house on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Selby Bay Sailing Center in Mayo, Md. Explore your interest in learning to sail and discover opportunities for sailing with NIHSA. There will be demonstration sails for adults in the club’s 19-ft. Flying Scot sailboats. Fall sailing classes begin Aug. 20; this is a good chance to preview the boats and meet the members. At the open house you can: join NIHSA; sign up for the 6-week Adult Sailing Class; find out about club sailboat racing; and check out the social schedule of NIHSA. Directions can be found at Food and drinks are $5 per person. Look for posters and flyers around campus for more information.

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