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Vol. LXI, No. 24
November 27, 2009

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Author Jolley To Speak at DDM Seminar

The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) announces the first DDM seminar of the 2009-2010 series “Management and Science: Partnering for Excellence.” The event on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, will feature Willie Jolley, author of It Only Takes a Minute to Change Your Life and A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback. His presentation will focus on key strategies for organizational success.

Videocasting and sign language will be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to attend should call (301) 496-6211 or the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

For more information about the series, visit or call (301) 496-3271.

Year Ends with Multiple Lectures

Dr. Tobias Meyer will present a Wednesday Afternoon Lecture on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. A professor in the department of chemical and systems biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, he will present “Shotgun siRNA Perturbation to Dissect Growth Factor Triggered Proliferation and Migration Signaling Systems.”

Dr. Juan Bonifacino will present the annual G. Burroughs Mider Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. in Masur. Head of the Cell Biology and Metabolism Program, NICHD, and an NIH distinguished investigator, Bonafacino will present “Sorting It All Out: Signal-mediated Protein Trafficking in the Endosomal-Lysosomal System.”

Dr. Gerard Karsenty will present a Director’s Lecture as part of the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in Masur. The Paul A. Marks, M.D., professor and chairman of the department of genetics and development at Columbia University Medical Center, he will present “The Novel Physiology of Bone.”

For more information, contact Sarah Freeman at or (301) 594-6747.

NCCAM Holds 10th Anniversary Symposium

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine will hold its 10th Anniversary Research Symposium: Exploring the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The symposium features speakers on natural products and mind-body medicine. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Susan Folkman on the topic, “Stress, Coping and Well-Being: Behavioral Science Meets Integrative Medicine.”

The symposium is from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The event is open to everyone and registration is not required. It will be videocast at

Kahn To Give Falk Lecture at NIEHS
Dr. C. Ronald Kahn

The NIEHS 2008–2009 Distinguished Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, Dec. 8 with the annual Hans L. Falk Memorial Lecture. The lecturer this year is Dr. C. Ronald Kahn, who will speak on “Genes and Environment in the Epidemic of Diabetes and Obesity.” The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. in Rodbell Auditorium at NIEHS. Kahn is senior investigator and head of the section on obesity and hormone action, the Mary K. Iacocca professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and vice chairman of the board, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston. His principal research interests involve understanding the mechanism of action of insulin and related growth factors at a molecular level and defining at a molecular and physiologic level the defects that underlie human diabetes mellitus. The Kahn lab has also found interesting links between SIRT1-3 and the control of metabolism and longevity. During his visit he will meet with investigators, students and fellows to discuss issues of common interest. He will also deliver a second lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 9, when he will present his own current research in a seminar designed for specialists in his field.

STEP Forum on Headaches

The staff training in extramural programs (STEP) committee will present a Science for All forum on the topic “Oh, My Achy-Breaky Head: The Latest Science and Management of Headaches,” on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

Have you had a headache lately? If so, you are one of millions of Americans who suffer from this malady. In fact, headaches are a major cause of absenteeism and loss of productivity. There are several types, including migraine and tension headaches. This forum will discuss the latest scientific advances in understanding the underlying mechanisms of headaches, new research approaches and therapeutic modalities. It will also explore ways to recognize, prevent and manage headaches.

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