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Vol. LXI, No. 21
October 16, 2009

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Hugged a Postdoc Lately?
NIH Shows Appreciation to Postdocs

NIH observed National Postdoc Appreciation Day on Sept. 24, both on campus and at Twinbrook, Frederick, Baltimore, Research Triangle Park, N.C., and Hamilton, Mont., home of Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Most campuses celebrated with popsicles and other treats handed out by scientific and training directors. The event is endorsed by the National Postdoctoral Association. NIH has a large cadre of postdocs and clinical fellows, numbering more than 4,000 trainees. A fair percentage of them congregated on the lawn of Bldg. 1 to enjoy free treats and the music of the Jazz Genome Project. The band includes (above, from l) Mike Gassman on guitar, Dave Gassman on bass, NIMH’s Michael Brad Strader on drums and Steve Gotts, also of NIMH, on trumpet.

Take It From the Top:

Postdocs gathered in six locations on Sept. 24. From the top they include Baltimore; Bethesda, where Drs. Francis Collins and Raynard Kington (front, c) joined the celebration; Twinbrook (middle, l); Rocky Mountain Laboratories (middle, r); Frederick; and NIEHS, where 98 fellows turned out—allegedly the most ever seen in one place on that campus. NIHRecord Icon

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