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Vol. LXII, No. 7
April 2, 2010
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STEP Forum on Overseas Clinical Studies

The staff training in extramural programs (STEP) committee will present an Administrative Strategies forum on the topic “Trials and Tribulations: Clinical Studies Overseas” on Tuesday, Apr. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

Are you developing a site for a clinical trial to be conducted abroad? If you are not doing it now, you may be doing it soon. Are you ready for the challenges? Your knowledge and experience of the ethical, regulatory and legal issues may determine the difference between success and failure. Come to this forum to learn the basic steps necessary for navigating the stormy waters of implementing a clinical trial overseas.

Myers To Give Next DDM Seminar

The third DDM (Deputy Director for Management) seminar of the 2009-2010 series “Management and Science: Partnering for Excellence” will be held Thursday, Apr. 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. It will feature Betsy Myers in a discussion of organizational success strategies based on “lessons in authentic leadership.” Myers is former executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She also served as chief operations officer of the Obama presidential campaign.

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 DDM Seminar Series, visit www.ddmseries.od.nih.gov or call (301) 496-3271.

Sessions on Parental Challenges

April is National Month of the Young Child. The NIH child care board and the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, ORS, will be offering three sessions on Wednesdays during the month of April on topics and challenges facing parents today. All sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 31, 6C10.

Apr. 7, “Introduction to Developmental Milestones and Delays in Young Children,” by Dr. Audrey Thurm, NIMH. Apr. 14, “Legal Issues Facing the ‘Sandwich Generation,’” by Barbara E. Bullman, Elder and Family Law, LifeWork Strategies.

Apr. 21, “It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing.” by Robert Miranda-Acevedo, NIDCD.

For those unable to attend in person, the seminars will be carried on NIH Videocast: http://videocast.nih.gov. Individuals who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Tonya Lee at (301) 402-8180.

Bike to Work Day, May 21

Join NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club (NIHBCC) in celebrating National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 21, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Bldg. 1, 6701 Rockledge Dr. and Executive Plaza. These buildings will be featured among many local pit stops supported by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association in a salute to bicycle commuting.

For the past 4 years, NIH has been one of the area’s largest employers of Bike to Work Day participants. Help us have another huge turnout this year by completing your free registration at www.waba.org. Be sure to select NIH or Executive Plaza as your pit stop. All pre-registered participants will receive a Bike to Work Day 2010 T-shirt.

At the NIH pit stops, all employees and contractors who show up riding a bicycle and wearing a helmet may enjoy breakfast snacks and participate in a raffle drawing for prizes. We will also be promoting our NIH Bike Bucks mileage rewards program, bicycle-commuter mentoring contacts, bike and trail maintenance resources and seasonal group rides. For more information about NIHBCC and NIH Bike to Work Day, visit www.recgov.org/r&w/nihbike/bike.html.

Cancer Survivorship Series via Telephone

Tuesday, Apr. 13 is the start of a free 4-part telephone workshop—the eighth annual Cancer Survivorship Series: Living With, Through & Beyond Cancer. The series, made possible by support from NCI and Livestrong, offers cancer survivors, their families, friends and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns that arise after treatment ends. The first installment is titled “Trouble Sleeping? Sleep Better to Feel Better—Tips You Can Use” and takes place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT on Apr. 13. Registration and other information can be found at www.cancercare.org/connect.

The featured speakers for this program include Dr. Elizabeth D. McKinley, assistant professor of medicine, Case School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, director, Gillin Sleep and Chronomedicine Research Center, University of California, San Diego; and Dr. Stewart B. Fleishman, director, Supportive Services, Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.

Pianist’s ‘Swan Song’ Entertains CRC

Ruth Tinsley played solo piano on Mar. 12 in the atrium of the Clinical Research Center as part of the CC’s Piano Concert Series. “I played my own compositions,” she said. “One was called Alone, another was called I Have Hope and still another was called Sad Song in A Minor. There were 8 songs in all.” Tinsley, a contractor who had been working as a research analyst for NIMH, recently relocated to Peru. The Mar. 12 gig was her last day at NIH.

Ruth Tinsley played solo piano on Mar. 12 in the atrium of the Clinical Research Center as part of the CC’s Piano Concert Series. “I played my own compositions,” she said. “One was called Alone, another was called I Have Hope and still another was called Sad Song in A Minor. There were 8 songs in all.” Tinsley, a contractor who had been working as a research analyst for NIMH, recently relocated to Peru. The Mar. 12 gig was her last day at NIH.

Photo: Lydia Polimeni

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